In a recent report the Associated Press stated that:
“Fighting between the PKK and the security forces reignited in July, shattering a two-year-old peace process that aiming to end the three-decade conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people.”
The AFP misrepresents the truth in stating that fighting between the PKK and the security forces “reignited” in July. In reality, the PKK unilaterally ended the ceasefire and resumed armed struggle in the summer of 2015. The PKK’s umbrella organization, the KCK, announced an end to a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11.
As Hürriyet reported, the PKK killed a Turkish soldier on July 21, 2015. And as Al-Jazeera reported on July 22, 2015, the PKK murdered two sleeping Turkish police officers, ensuring a response from the Turkish state.