Pro-Kurdish leader urge Turkey and PKK for peace, ‘Impossible’- Turkish Prez 

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 July 29, Ankara:  Turkey‘s pro-Kurdish party leader Selahattin Demirtas has urged both Trukey and the PKK Kurdish rebels to return to peace process. HDP chairman Demirtas said that the recent Turkish operation with the US support against Islamic State militants is a cover up to target Kurdish rebels.

The attacks on Turkey have made the attempts for peace impossible. Turkey‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that it is impossible to continue a peace process with Kurdish fighters and that politicians with links to “terrorist groups” should be stripped of their immunity from prosecution.

Turkey last week started military operations on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in Syria.  The operations came after a bombing last week blamed on ISIL that killed 32 mostly young Kurdish students last week in the Turkish town of Suruc on the border with Syria.

Simultaneously, Turkey started conducting air strikes on Iraqi positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The PKK fought the Turkish state for over 30 years until a 2013 ceasefire was declared as the two sides were engaged in talks.

Turkey considers both the PKK and IS terrorist organisations.

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