Topic: PKK

Troops belonging to the Syrian Democratic Forces pose in front of a banner bearing the likeness of Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the PKK, in Raqqa on 19 October 2017 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Syria and the war against IS

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Strange bedfellows

Shia militias move into the Iraqi province of Nineveh (photo: Reuters/A. Jalal)

Fighting over Kurdish independence

A political fiasco

Kurds celebrating Nowruz Festival in Istanbul (photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Kurdistan

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The future of a people: Good Kurd, bad Kurd

Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan (photo: Getty Images/AFP)

Interview with Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan

"It's my country too"

Erdogan′s Turkey

Spinning out of control

Refugees at night; photo: DW

Kurdish defence

Peshmerga help families flee from IS

PKK militants in Diyabarkir (photo: STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images)

The Turkish-Kurdish conflict

Friend and foe

Men squat in the rubble of destroyed houses in Cizre (photo: DW)

Turkey and the Kurdish conflict

The desolation of Cizre

House facade pockmarked by bullets in Diyarbakir (photo: Murat Bayram)

Turkey′s campaign against the PKK

Siege tactics

Kurdish singer Helly Luv (photo: Getty Images/Safin Hamed)

Helly Luv: Revolution

Female Kurdish singer rallies the troops

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: imago/Belga)

Turkey′s general election

Peace a top priority

Abdullah Gul, Turkey's former president (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Kisbenede)

Turkey's general election

Abdullah Gul′s choice

A Turkish F-16 fighter jet (photo: picture-alliance/AA/Veli Gurga)

Erdogan and the Kurdish conflict

A battle for votes

Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Region in Iraq (photo: Reuters)

The Kurdish conflict

Barzani in a tight spot

Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo: picture-alliance/AP Photo/A. Emric)

Turkish military operations against IS and the PKK

Erdogan's double strategy

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