This paper examines the resolution process in Turkey since its inception until today. After an assessment of three distinct phases of the process, it seeks to explain what stimulated the Turkish state and the PKK to launch the resolution process and explains why both sides remained loyal to it despite serious problems and disagreements. It concludes with four possible scenarios for the resolution process in view of the general elections in June 2015.
Paper produced within the framework of the project Turkey, Europe and the World.
1. The Turkish State and the Kurdish Question
2. The AKP and the Kurdish Question
3. The Resolution/Peace Process
First Round: 2009
Second Round: 2010-2011
Third Round: 2013-2015
4. Assessment: Reasons for and the Basic Characteristics of the Resolution Process
5. Prospects: Success or a Fourth Round?