Originally Posted by Fuuma
Isn't the PKK entirely justified in using violence in Turkey, considering the general situation. Very hard to blame them if they're using a "distasteful" strategy, outside of judging its effectiveness.
I'm sympathetic to their cause. I think the blame for the revival of the armed conflict can be placed squarely on the government. They didn't have to respond to the murdering of a couple cops by destroying entire neighborhoods. That being said, Ocalan is still a crazy person and I think the PKK has done more to harm the Kurdish cause than to help.
I will be interested to see how the movement evolves over the next decade or so with Saleh Muslim and Demirtas at the helm.