PKK-leader Abdullah Öcalan has called for peace between Turkey and PKK. The following months will show whether Turkey and PKK trust each other enough – at least more than they trust their common enemy Islamic State – to reach a settlement.
How paradoxical as it might sound, the attack of IS might be beneficial for Syria’s Kurds.
Labeling a rival a terrorist happens in many conflicts. Syrian opposition and a number of international analysts believe the Syrian regime has taken the instrumental use of the terrorist phenomenon one step further however.