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Andrew Self

Blog Entries by Andrew Self

The Problem with Ocalan's Peace

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2013 | 1:17 PM

This week, jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan made a historic call for the PKK to lay down their arms and withdraw from Turkey. Politicians and scholars alike have greeted the unprecedented appeal as a critical and positive first step in ending the armed struggle that has plagued and defined Turkey's...

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What Was It All For?

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2013 | 3:40 PM

Ankara's recently acknowledged talks with jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan have spawned more questions than answers. Waves of speculation abound over the terms of the talks, the motives behind them, and their possibility for success. True, the talks at Imrali are a nascent development; however the Turkish media is already...

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