The Resolution of the Kurdish Issue in Turkey- Choice or Necessity

This research examines the Kurdish Peace Process within Turkey, considering the historical origins of the Kurdish issue, highlighting key events that led to the 2008-2011 Oslo Process and the 2013-2015
Peace Process. The study assesses both peace processes and explores why both processes failed to resolve the Kurdish issue, considering the roles of major players and which groups had the greatest effects on the process. The report then turns towards examining the future of the Kurdish Peace Process in Turkey, considering the ongoing issues within Turkish politics and what effects any peace process may have upon them.

DPI would like to express its thanks to the author for producing this engaging report. The views and opinions expressed in the report remain those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official
position of DPI.
This research was funded by the Norwegian and Irish governments.