The current Turkish-Kurdish peace process that began with cautious hope early in 2013 stalled soon after it was launched.1 What caused this situation and what might be done to restart the process?
Peace can be a relative concept. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is first and foremost an adept politician. Thus, his main purpose appears to maintain and even expand his electoral mandate as Turkey enters its next electoral cycle in 2014. In so doing, he has many opposing constituencies to appease and satisfy. If he goes too far in satisfying the Kurds,