The conflict between the two groups is at its deadliest in two decades.
If Erdogan doesn't act now, he will soon not be able to control the violence currently sweeping Turkey. If he continues to push towards an executive presidency with himself in the seat, he will be a man with considerable power -- except the power to force a violent genie back into its bottle.
Attacked by their government for months, Kurds in Turkey are desperate for U.S. support.
What makes Turkey's authoritarianism, especially the AKP's, so hard to battle, is that it is covered with a thin layer of democracy. Elections are being held, the turnout is high, no wide range fraud was reported, four parties made it into parliament. But the campaign was all but democratic, given the government's violence, further control over the press and detention of opposition politicians.
A radical break with the past is the only way to provide the families of the Ankara massacre victims with the answers they deserve. The current state can't properly and convincingly investigate the political murders committed against its citizens. Only a truly new Turkey, based on pluralistic citizenship, can.
"The Kurdistan freedom struggle will from now on aim for the freedom of leader Apo (Abdullah Ocalan). We will step up the
Obama's strange coalition of the willing isn't much good. It operates against international law and remains ineffective. This country isn't privileged, it is not a world power and it also has a different history.
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.
Of course, the US wouldn't be accused of double-speak if it hadn't made a Dadaist term the linchpin of its anti-terrorist program.