As the Turkish military, under the guise of Operation Olive Branch, continues to push against the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) affiliated Kurds in northern Syria, peace talks do not appear to be an option for Turkey. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims he will not entertain the notion of reopening peace talks with the PKK according to his staff. The statement was made after Turkish presidential adviser Ilnur Cevik claimed that peace talks may resume after the June 24 elections.

Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin tweeted,