Is Turkey on Brink of Civil War?

Publicado el 11 sept. 2015The
leader of Turkey’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has accused Turkey’s
rulers of pushing the country toward civil war ahead of November’s
elections. Over the past week, over 100 offices of the opposition HDP
have been attacked. Many were set ablaze. The office of the independent
newspaper, Hurriyet, was also attacked in Istanbul. Meanwhile, the
predominantly Kurdish city of Cizre remains under 24-hour military
curfew. Residents report facing a humanitarian crisis with food and
water shortages. Tensions in Turkey have escalated since June, when the
ruling AKP party lost its parliamentary majority in a major defeat for
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In July, Turkey began an air campaign
against camps run by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in
northern Iraq. The fighting has shattered a peace process launched to
end a conflict that has killed more than 40,000 people since 1984.
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