With the dissolution of Turkey’s only Kurdish political party earlier this month, some might wonder what exactly is going on with the dysfunctional Turkish-Kurdish relationship and whether or not they can find a guide explaining it in simple terms.
Protests have always been a way for people to pass the time on the weekends and as the rest of Europe adopts less rowdy methods of change, we are comforted in knowing we will always be louder. Turks have been making the most of the last days of sun by spending the past month waking up early, taking to the streets, and screaming until police arrived.
As Turkey celebrates its 86th birthday, the walls between Turks and Kurds have begun coming down. A relationship once regarded as “active human rights abuse” is slowly becoming “hesitant disregard” and may one day even grow into “begrudging tolerance. ” On October 29th, 1923 Turks all got together and figured they needed to tear down old walls by establishing a republic.