Turkish interior minister ‘expelled’ by the people

News and Comment by Kurdistan Tribune : 21.8.2012

When Turkish interior minister Edris Nahim Shahin visited to the city of Jola Merg in the north of Kurdistan this weekend, he planned to deliver a speech to the populace. However, such was the anger of local people that they effectively kicked him out of town and demonstrated their support for the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). This reflects the chasm that exists between the Turkish state and the people of the north of Kurdistan, a gap that has widened following recent military operations.