PKK halts withdrawal of Kurdish rebels from Turkey | News | DW.DE | 09.09.2013
Kurdish rebels have halted withdrawing fighters from Turkey. Though no deadline had existed, under a ceasefire agreed in March the withdrawal is key to a long-term peace plan.Read the article at the top for more info.Turkey 'rejects democratic reforms'
In the statement, the PKK also accused the government of failing to adopt a package of democratic reforms designed to reinforce the rights of the Kurdish minority in Turkey - an estimated 15 million people. In return for withdrawing its estimated 2,500 fighters in Turkey, the PKK has demanded amendments to the penal code and electoral laws as well as the right to education in the Kurdish language and a form of regional autonomy.
So basically the kurds are trying to keep up their side of the agreement to end the bloodshed but the turks aren't.
Yes, the kurds should have the right to get an education in the kurdish language. But unless Turkey's constitution allows for federalization of some kind, making demands of regional autonomy is absurd.
As for the rest of the demands, I don't know the specifics of each but I am sure that in order to end the bloodshed, compromises on both sides need to be made.
Turkey also receives development aid from the EU in value of over 200mil euros a year. I think these packages should stop until the civil right violations of kurdish ethnics stops.