The primary motivation for the formation of the International Peace and Reconciliation Initiative (IPRI) has been to advance the peace process in Turkey as a corollary to the scope of a broader peace in the whole of the Middle East. IPRI was launched in December 2012 in response to an international call made by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu for the resumption of talks between the Turkish government and the imprisoned leader of the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, for the peaceful resolution of the Kurdish Question in Turkey.

The call was supported by a number of leading world leaders and Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Jimmy Carter (former President of the United States of America), Jose Ramos-Horta (former President of East Timor), Gerry Adams (President of Sinn Fein, Northern Ireland), Kjell Magne Bondevik (former Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and currently Director of the Oslo Centre for Peace and Human Rights), Ingvar Carlsson (former Prime Minister of Sweden), Paavo Lipponen (former Prime Minister of Finland), Anker Jorgensen (former Prime Minister of Denmark) and Kjeld Olesen (former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark).

The Fact-Finding Mission to Turkey has been undertaken in order to determine the status of the peace process in Turkey. The mandate of the Mission has been to determine:SUMMARY REPORT