The British news wire Reuters insists on not providing insight or context for its readers regarding the “collapse of the peace process” between Kurdish militant group PKK and the Turkish government.
Here’s what Reuters has preferred to say about the PKK’s decision to return to violence:
“Turkey resumed strikes on the autonomy-seeking PKK after a 2-1/2 year ceasefire collapsed in July, and the southeast is seeing the worst violence in two decades.”
“State security forces in December intensified operations against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), who dug trenches and erected barricades inside towns and cities after the collapse of a ceasefire in July, reviving a 31-year conflict that has killed 40,000 people, mainly Kurds.”
These statements obviously misrepresent the truth, as we previously stated in many posts. The peace talks did not collapse on their own, as if they were a poorly constructed building.
As the Voice of America reported on July 13, 2015, the PKK unilaterally ended the ceasefire: “An umbrella network of Kurdish organizations that includes the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has announced a three-year-long cease-fire agreement with Ankara is now over.”
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, making sure that violence was reignited.
Reuters, when will you stop hiding the truth about the PKK from your readers?