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Barzani’s Diyarbakır Visit Could be Game Changer for the Kurds

Barzani is going to be asked to bring closer Kurds and Turks in Turkey.

Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani arrives in Turkey’s Kurdish heartland of Diyarbakir on Saturday, as Erbil’s differences with the dominant Kurdish party in Syria escalate and Ankara’s peace process with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is on the rocks. The weekend trip, which includes a meeting in the city with …

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PYD Accused of “Gone Too Far”

The Syrian Kurds' political parties are complaining about the PYD.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has said that the Democratic Union Party (PYD), a Syrian offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has gone too far in committing violence against other Kurdish groups in Syria. While the crisis between the KRG and the PYD over reports that KRG President Massoud …

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Where is Turkey in the Kurdish Peace Process?

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Despite the roiling protests of the past summer, the Kurdish peace process still remains the most important political initiative in recent decades for Turkey. Initiated in the closing days of 2012 by the dialogue between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) incarcerated leader, Abdullah Ocalan, and the chief of Turkey’s national …

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