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The Kurds Under Erdogan’s Tyrannical Governance
Posted by BFP Staff on Jul 6, 2017 at 04:09 PM
Erdogan claims that Turkey is a full-fledged democracy
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Tens of thousands have been killed over 40 years of bloodletting between Turkish forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and tragically there seems to be no end in sight. In May 2016, President Erdogan stated that military operations against the PKK will continue until “the very last rebel is killed.” What is alarming about Erdogan’s statement is that he still believes he can solve the conflict through brutal force. Erdogan does not understand that he cannot wish the Kurdish problem away—a problem that will continue to haunt him and the country for countless more decades unless a solution is found that respects their cultural and fundamental human rights.
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