ERDOGAN’S CHIEF ADVISER: Paris killings increased public will for settlement of Kurdish issue, Akdoğan says

14 January 2013 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s chief adviser, Yalçın Akdoğan, has said the killing in Paris of three Kurdish women with ties to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has strengthened public will for a solution to the Kurdish question, contrary to a common belief that it would derail the peace process.

“Some people might have wanted to dash hopes for a permanent settlement of the Kurdish issue,” Akdoğan told the Radikal daily, commenting on the Paris killings, which many claimed were aimed at sabotaging ongoing peace talks between Turkey and the terrorist organization. “On the contrary, the murders have increased resolve among the public for peace,” he added.