Military action against Kurds not as likely
ISTANBUL — The governing party's stunning re-election victory, which brought more than 100 deputies of Kurdish origin into parliament, has made the prospect of a large-scale Turkish military incursion into Iraq less likely, legislators said yesterday.
That amounts to a crushing defeat for secularist and nationalist opposition parties, which had made Kurdish separatism a central plank of their electoral campaigns, said Orhan Miroglu, a Kurdish politician who was among Sunday's winners.
“We"ve had enough war,” he said. “The time has come for a civilian solution.”