‘We will defend the freedom of a Kurdistan which is part of the Turkish Republic,’ Peace and Democracy Party co-leader Selahhattin Demirtaş says at his party’s group meeting
Renowned Kurdish writer Kemal Burkay yesterday denounced the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) for suppressing dissenting opinion among Kurds, and argued that a federation could be a solution to the Kurdish conflict.
An Ankara court yesterday ordered the confiscation of all assets in Turkey of 31 defendants, among them prominent Kurdish figures linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on grounds the defendants had failed to show up at hearings.
A recent academic survey shows while one third of Turkey’s population consider terrorism as a growing problem, more than half think Turkey should not negotiate with the Kurdish representatives to solve the Kurdish problem
Category: KADRİ GÜRSEL
If weapons are, as Diyarbakır independent deputy Leyla Zana has said, “The insurance of the Kurds,” then what kind of insurance will this alleged ...
The Istanbul-based opposition group Syrian National Coucil (SNC) is trying to secure the rights of Kurds in Syria in order to prevent possible security problems that might emerge in the aftermath of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
Turkish-Iraqi ties have seen a hectic day as both countries summoned each other’s ambassador to express unease over each other’s policies on an ongoing sectarian conflict in Iraq.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Almost a year ago, Turkey’s foreign relations seemed to be the best of its state affairs.
Category: SONER ÇAĞAPTAY
Until a few years ago, tensions between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government and its opponents dominated the headlines in Ankara ...
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
These days, a plenitude of observers is discussing 'where Turkey is heading.' Some of them are confused about the seemingly contradictory ...
The European Parliament’s reporter for Turkey, Ria Oomen-Rujiten, said Turkey’s fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) should be supported by all European countries.
In a new move on Jan. 13, Turkish police raided a number of houses, offices and party buildings of the Kurdish problem-focused...
Category: MEHMET ALİ BİRAND
We continuously hear these same words from those who govern our country:
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Twice before, I printed in this column 'headlines from the year 2026.' Perhaps it is time to try the same for the very trendy centennial of the Republic.
Two Danish ministers have vowed to close the legal loophole that prevented the closure of ROJ TV
Police detained 32 people and searched the house of independent deputy Leyla Zana as part of the ongoing Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) probe, according to reports.
More than 40 people were detained as part of the ongoing Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) operations yesterday in Istanbul and southeastern Turkey.
Turkey increased pressure on Denmark for the closure of the Kurdish television station ROJ TV...
The government is planning to submit a draft law to Parliament next week to address the frequently criticized length of detention periods with measures ensuring that all court cases are completed within one year.
Undersecretary for Public Order and Security Ambassador Murat Özçelik has been paying his first foreign visit to the U.S. for talks on the fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
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