Some 2,000 Kurdish rebel fighters are about to leave Turkey heading for their stronghold in northern Iraq. This is the first sign that the 30 year old conflict between Kurds and Turkey that resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of people might be coming to an end.

About 2,000 rebel fighters are expected to begin leaving Turkey on foot for the Qandil mountains in northern Iraq where is the base of the Kurdish forces. There they will join another 5,000 fellow militants. The withdrawal...

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