Interview with Mr. Kemal Burkay (1st Part): If September 12th Coup D’état Never Happened, Peaceful Solution to the Kurdish Problem Was Possible
Chairman of The Rights and Liberties Party (HAK-PAR), Poet and Writer
Once again a possibility of giving an end to the armed conflict in Kurdish problem has come to the agenda. Hopes for the end of armed conflict are alive. Nevertheless, concrete steps that will solve the Kurdish problem are still not clear. On the eve of a solution in the Kurdish problem that has long been among the most significant political issues of Turkey for decades, we are honoured to make an interview with Mr. Kemal Burkay –a significant name in the Kurdish politics in Turkey-. In the first part of the interview, we discussed the history of the Kurdish politics in Turkey since the separation of Kurdish movement from Turkish left in 1960s with Kemal Burkay. Mr. Burkay, Chairman of the Rights and Liberties Party, poet and writer, analysed the historical progress of the Kurdish problem and contemporary solutions proposed to end the armed conflict to Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey).