The illegal Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has manifested an unforeseen an insubordinate act during these summertime. Almost all day passe with an assaul and with an explosion of a mine by remote control.
I do not acknowledge what kind of strategies they bear in their mind. But looking at the affirmations they bring out and interviews, these are some of the aims behind the PKK’s assaults:
- To allow a way out of lifting of PKK terrorist leader Abdullah Öcalan’s external contact ban.
- To draw Ankara to resume dialogues.
- -To send the message to those caught in association with the KCK case ought to be brought out.
- To show both to Ankara and to the external community that the PKK is effective, and that it can strike anyplace whenever it would like to.
- To achieve a “revolutionary popular arising” as Öcalan has told.
Surely, there are many reasons for the PKK’s assaults in addition to the ones I enrolled above. Merely even with this, we may compare the consequences they’ve accomplished. What has the PKK acquired for so much lost?
- Öcalan’s international contact ban still remains. Part of this isolation stems from the Turkish side, the other from Öcalan’s choice not to see anyone. He does not even accept his family.
- It’s believed unrealistic for Oslo-type dialogues to restart.
- The discharge of those under arrest in the KCK case is unthinkable.
A “revolutionary popular arising” in the area hasn’t been achieved. In spite of the fact that the PKK is effective in Hakkari and the surrounding area, and in spite of its dominance in rural areas, it has not been able to cause city, town or village residents to take to the streets, though it has anticipated after every assault that people would “rise.” It did not come about. Only in Beytuşebap was there an assay. During a funeral for PKK members, a PKK flag and pennon were hung on a security forces vehicle. The security forces behaved cool and didn’t fire, preventing to encourage incidents.
In reality, the PKK is attempting to retrieve a structure it has itself demolished. By publicizing the Oslo babbles, it both stopped them and became subject to harsh criticism from Öcalan. At present, it has acquired a position as though it’s attempting to excuse itself. All the same, it seems as if it will be very difficult for it to accomplish what it wishes.
In the long run, Ankara and Kandil are carrying a struggle that neither of them may possibly win.