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Slim Chance of Turkish-Kurd Talks Before June Election

Clashes between the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) and Turkey's military that left at least five dead in recent days are casting doubt on the chances of a long-running peace process advancing before parliamentary elections in June. Some observers argue the clashes are part of an electoral strategy by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to appeal to Turkish nationalist sentiment to boost the ruling party’s share of the vote.  Government officials accuse Kurdish hardliners...

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