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Turkey: Implications of the Failed Coup for the Kurds and the PKK

Among its many other repercussions, the failed military coup of 15-16 July has gutted the Turkish military’s efforts to fight the PKK. The commanders of the 2nd Army, 2nd and 7th Main Airbase, 54th and 70th Mechanized Infantry Brigades and 2nd and 49th Commando Brigades, as well as those of almost all of the bases actively involved in combat with the PKK, have been arrested. The arrests of these generals and colonels gives President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an opening to…

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