Analysts expect renewed efforts to settle Kurdish issue following March polls in Turkey

Source:Xinhua Date:04Dec2018

Very interesting Xinhua view:

Despite Ankara’s insistent calls in the past, the YPG did not give up establishing autonomous cantons along the Turkish border either.

“In addition, if the PKK ends armed struggle in Turkey, then a new door may be opened for a settlement,” said Coskun.

An earlier indication that Erdogan may be planning to relaunch the settlement process was given by Ahmet Uysal, director of the Ankara-based Center for Middle Eastern Studies, in a July interview with the Rudaw news website in the Kurdistan region of Iraq.

Uysal, known to be close to the ruling AKP, said in the interview that he expected Erdogan to continue with the settlement process following the local elections.