Peace as a tool to Ottoman ambition

Turning fear of separatism to an expansionary ambition and former enemies to potential allies is certainly an ingenious strategy. It also takes resourceful leadership to realize it. Still when peace is used to gain power and influence its meaning have to be reassessed. The peace assured by empires is based in oppression and military internal logic. However, the advantages are clear for Turkey of any strategy that is capable of ending the protracted, bloody conflict with the Kurds.