Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict Has Surged Again. Here is Why.

Last month, Turkey’s parliament revoked the seat of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yuksekdag after her conviction on “terrorist propaganda” charges. Still behind bars, she is hardly alone in being targeted by the government. Since the end of a cease-fire between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish state in July 2015, thousands of Kurdish politicians, academics and civilians have faced similar charges and imprisonment. What has spurred this resurgence of Turkey’s Kurdish conflict? READ MORE

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