PKK starts retreat as UK, EU ready to help peace bid

PKK starts retreat as UK, EU ready to help peace bid

 

Militants from the outlawed PKK commence a ‘historic’ withdrawal from Turkey that is being closely monitored by the Ankara goverment amid offers of assistance from major powers in Europe

By Sevil Küçükkoşum

Britain has offered support to the peace process launched by the Turkish government to solve the three-decade Kurdish insurgency that has cost the lives of nearly 40,000. Ankara has yet to give either a positive or negative response, demonstrating Ankara’s projected stance throughout the recent process as “handling the issue domestically.”

Ankara’s policy on the process with regard to foreign partners was expressed by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu recently stating, “This is a family matter. We’d like to solve it within the family.”