What Lies Ahead

  • Spyridon Plakoudas


The conclusion establishes that, despite the repeated peace initiatives between 2009 and 2015, peace in Turkey is still elusive. The ongoing conflict acquired a new peripheral dimension owing to the civil wars in Iraq and Syria since 2011 and, ergo, the conflicts in the three countries are communicating vessels. Analysing in brief the developments on the Kurdish Issue since May 2017, this chapter contends that the current stalemate between Turkey and the PKK will endure—unless, of course, a dramatic shift in the balance of power occurs.


Elusive peace Stalemate Kurdish momentum 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Spyridon Plakoudas
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  1. 1.American University in the EmiratesDubaiUnited Arab Emirates

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