A Turkish Kurdish woman with a child sits next to a PKK flag with a picture of the imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan during a women's day event in Silopi, in Kurdish dominated southeastern Turkey (REUTERS/Kadir Baris).

Opinion

The Kurds will decide Turkey's fate

April 1, 2015, Melis Cengiz and Kemal Kirişci

After all the years spent trying to keep Kurds out of mainstream politics, it is quite ironic that Turkey’s Kurds have come to play a critical role in preventing the country’s seventy years of parliamentary democratic experience from eroding.

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