As Turkey initiates a new rounds of talks with the PKK under a reshuffled government, it seems that some more "carrots" are being put forward to reassure PKK leaders, following the unsettling murders in Paris.
Pro-government media silently announced that one of the confidence-building sweeteners would be "prison sex" for Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of PKK who has been in jail since 1999.
According to a report by Sabah newspaper, Ocalan will be treated as an ordinary prisoner, so that he will be able to exercise the privilege of "private visitation."
As a prize for good behaviour, selected prisoners had been recently given the right of "private visitation." It means that they can have sex with their spouses every three months for 3-24 hour sessions each time.
Pro-government media presented this initiative as a gesture for Ocalan. But there is a problem:
Although Ocalan is technically married, her estranged wife Kesire Ocalan is reportedly in the hit-list of the PKK. She had left Ocalan decades ago and started to live in an unnamed Scandinavian country.
So, maybe Ocalan will never have "prison sex." But, interestingly, the ultranationalist murderer of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink who married in prison could do it now.
Does somebody try to fool the Kurds, while actually feeding the ultranationalists?
Or do they plan to bring somebody, who knows maybe from Oslo, to reunite the Ocalan couple for sake of lasting peace in Turkey?