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Mistrust Threatens Turkey-Kurd Peace Efforts

Tension and angry rhetoric continue to escalate between Turkey's ruling AK Party and the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) as the effort to end a four-decade insurgency by the Kurdish rebel group PKK comes under increasing strain. February 15, the anniversary of the capture of PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan by Turkish forces, was reportedly the date for both sides to issue a joint statement laying out the next steps in the peace process. Among the expectations was that...

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