The Kurds: Is Statehood Next?
The truce offer by Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of Turkey’s Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has once again focused attention on the Kurds’ identity and aspirations and whether this could involve pursuit of statehood.
Mr Ocalan, who remains in jail, declared the ceasefire on 21 March in an historic gesture to put an end to the 30-year long conflict with the Turkish state. The initiative follows...