Home Research Briefings Briefing on the evolving nature of Turkey’s conflict with the PKK
Briefing on the evolving nature of Turkey’s conflict with the PKK

Briefing on the evolving nature of Turkey’s conflict with the PKK

61
0

30 November 2017

The conflict between the PKK and the Turkish state has shifted rapidly in recent years, but developments in Syria may see it take another violent turn

  • The beginning of 2016 saw unprecedented levels of violence in several predominantly Kurdish cities
  • The conflict has since shifted back to its traditional countryside setting, where the PKK is increasingly relying on IEDs and Turkey is turning to new drone technology
  • The potential for the PKK to access the heavy weaponry provided to Kurdish militants in Syria may transform the conflict again, posing an unparalleled threat to the Turkish military

Nearly 3,300 people are believed to have been killed in the two and a half years since the collapse of the ceasefire between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) amid an overspill of violence from the Syrian Civil War. The return to fighting has seen several shifts in the conflict, with an unprecedented period of urban warfare, giving way to new patterns of rural insurgency.

In previous phases of the conflict…

To receive the full briefing, please subscribe or become a CEFTUS member.

A basic subscription, starting from £20/month, entitles subscribers to weekly analytical briefings on current affairs in Turkey.

Basic membership, starting from £90/month, provides members with a subscription, other products, as well as access to all CEFTUS’ exclusive roundtable events, typically priced at £50/event.

To commission analytical work on Turkey, Iran, Iraq or Syria, or should you have any questions, please contact us at info@ceftus.org

Photo credit: Reuters

(61)

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

about

CEFTUS accredited as London Living Wage employer

The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to announce that it is now accredited as a London Living Wage employer. From January, the Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at CEFTUS, regardless of whether they are direct employees or third-party contracted staff; receive the newly revised minimum hourly wage of £10.20. This rate […]

CEFTUS now offers internships

Internships The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) offers internships throughout the year for people who are interested in gaining practical experience in relations between Turkey and the UK. Internships offered are in areas of communications, events organisation, press relations, fundraising and research. Duration and schedule of internships are designed according to availability and skills of candidates. […]

We need your support

The Centre for Turkey Studies is a non-profit organisation that organises monthly speaker series, panel discussions, round tables and dinner events in the UK Parliament, think tanks, academic institutions and the City of London.   Founded in 2011, the Centre has achieved a lot in 5 years, establishing itself as a cultural leader in Turkish, […]

CEFTUS 2012-2013 Booklet

Please click the link below to download the Centre for Turkey Studies 20120-2013 Booklet Download CEFTUS 2012-2013 Booklet (32) No related posts.