Intriguing peace feeler from Turkey’s “PKK” Kurdish movement

On July 3, the Washington Post carried an intriguing op-ed from Cemil Bayik, whom it identified as “one of the five founders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK.)” The PKK is a militant movement of ethnic Kurds who are Turkish citizens and who make up a large portion of the population of Eastern Turkey.

From the mid-1980s through 2012, the PKK maintained an armed insurgency in Eastern Turkey — often enjoying logistical support from neighboring Syria. Turkey, a member of NATO, hit back hard against the Kurds in the east of the…