Debate over the Dersim killings deepens as PM Erdoğan promises to reveal new documents on the military operations while the main opposition leader accuses Erdoğan of trying to discredit Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
These days, the Turkish media is full of discussions about “what really happened” in Dersim in 1937 – an eastern province in which a “rebellion” was brutally crushed. The victims, whose numbers exceed 10,000 and included many women and children, are remembered with grief. Now Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the ever-venerated and never-questioned “father of all Turks,” is getting the questioning he deserves for the first time.
The main opposition party is cool to the deputy prime minister’s proposal of establishing a parliamentary commission to probe the 1937-1938 Dersim killings, arguing that similar proposals by Kılıçdaroğlu were rejected by the ruling party
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç calls for a parliamentary inquiry into the military operations that took place in 1937-1938 in, an issue that has come back to the agenda with a CHP deputy’s recent comments.
Birgül Ayman Güler , deputy leader of the Republican People’s Party announces that Tunceli deputy Hüseyin Aygün will be asked to officially defend his statements regarding the military operations in 1938 in Dersim. The announcement follows a declaration by 12 deputies demanding action from the party leader
There are great expectations in the government camp as the process for the preparation of a new constitution is under way, but some members of the minorities voice their concerns about the new charter
Category: MEHMET ALİ BİRAND
From the beginning, I could not perceive Turkey’s Syria policy.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
President Abdullah Gül continued with his statements on the European Union in his Germany trip and this time he pronounced the Norway model, saying, “For me, what is essentially important is that Turkey is able to be like Norway. That is, it should be able to complete the EU accession process successfully.”
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