The Rising Hostility Between Turks and Kurds

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How is Turkey faring after the national elections?

The Turkish people and Kurds are known to have issues of getting along and these differences are getting worse every day as Islamists continue to bomb Turkey’s capital, Istanbul killing many at was simply supposed to be a peace rally. This carnage is just one of the many incidents that is bringing a disclosure to the pointless killings that Islamists like to pursue in Turkey.

Amidst widespread national grief and anger and so many funerals across the country, people are speaking out at why they are feeling the pain that they are. Unions announced a two-day strike and many students have left their classrooms and learning environments as a sign of protest over what is happening with Turkey.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President, has stated that the event is possible because of what is happening in Syria and how the state is connected to Islamic State (IS), much like before. The political movement, the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) is a pro-Kurdish movement and it has spoken out about the government’s negligence over protecting citizens from bombings and ensuring they can conduct peaceful rallies.

For his part, the President has opposed this outlook and stated that security was always good but when there are too much laws involved it is difficult to strike most wanted terrorists before an attack. The terrorists are seemingly involved in the two attacks conducted in June and July in Turkey – at the moment, their relatives are busy supplying DNA samples to try to prove the suspected identities.

The reason why the Turkish government is stepping up it’s campaign against the Kurdish is because they are gaining momentum with their agenda and depending on what that is, there is a great risk that this move may be outlined as very unfair. The Kurdish movement has swayed the general public, so much so it has snatched a significant portion of the parliament votes from Erdogan’s ruling party, denying it a majority. Rather than choose a coalition, the Justice and Development Party (AK) chose fresh elections to seek greater power for Erdogan but early polls suggest that the public are simply not interested in changing their minds, for now.


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