The core of mass fury had to with the question Turkey's Kurds ask constantly these days: Can we trust that President Erdoğan is sincere about the peace talks with the PKK or, are we all being jerked around, duped?
President Barack Obama and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a daunting agenda when they met at the White House last week. The Syria crisis was top of the list. The peace process between Turkey and the PKK was also a priority.
The Gulf states dominate headlines, with Qatar's controversial hosting of a World Cup and the high profile acquisition of European soccer teams, but they may be meeting their match in an emerging competition for being the region's prime sports, transportation and economic hub.
The three Kurdish women political activists who were murdered in Paris last week were promoting the enduring Kurdish cause of basic human rights and dignity in Turkey and elsewhere. For Kurds, the way forward lies in the path traveled by the likes of Dr. King, whose birthday is today.
We will probably never know who committed the attack. However with the situation on the Turkish-Syrian border remaining in a sort of limbo it is very possible that we will come to see more attacks of the same nature.