Reuters quotes Vice President and Rafik Hariri Center Director Francis J. Ricciardone on why Turkey’s Kurds are determined to push for peace after their historic vote:

Much will depend on whether Erdogan decides to throw his weight behind the peace talks, said Francis Ricciardone, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey now with the Atlantic Council.

“If he’s behind it and the HDP are willing to work with him I think the whole process can move forward. It has suffered a lot, of course, through the last couple of election campaigns.”

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