Many cultural or ethnic groups in the world continue to survive without a homeland. The presence of Jews in the nation of Israel continues to anger those of Arab heritage who disagree with the concept of nationhood for specific groups. The Irish had to wait hundreds of years in order to obtain a homeland. Kurds remain one of those groups which have existed as a “group” for over a thousand years without the presence of a homeland. The Turkish government continues to oppress and abuse Kurds who attempt to live in peace within the boundaries of the Turkish nation. French investigators are now examining the murder of three Kurdish women in Paris. There is evidence a Turkish man killed them. The key question today is who ordered their execution.
It is time for Turkey to reach out to Kurds and allow them to become loyal Turkish citizens. The benefit is ending violence and helping to establish a united nation. A thousand years is sufficient time to wait.