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Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared an “all-out war” against terrorism in the wake of an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) that claimed at least 11 lives and wounded 78 others in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Aug. 26
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has tried to ease Iraqi Kurds’ concerns by stressing the Turkish military’s operations in northern Iraq were specifically targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and not all Kurds
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants will not disarm or withdraw from Turkey as long as Ankara conducts ongoing airstrikes against PKK camps in Turkey and northern Iraq, according to an umbrella organization of Kurdish groups that includes the PKK
Shortly after PM said a fresh election now appeared to be the only option after last-ditch negotiations between AKP and CHP yielded no deal, he asked for an appointment with MHP leader, who accepted the invitation but made clear they don’t consider being part of an interim government
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s call for local “muhtars” across Turkey to collect intelligence on people in their area as part of the struggle against terrorism has infuriated the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which accused the president of taking yet another step aimed at creating polarization between citizens
Coalition talks between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Republican People’s Party (CHP) have ended in failure, with the AKP leader admitting their counterpart had refused their proposal to form a short-term coalition government to bring Turkey to an early election.
The leaders of the de facto ruling and main opposition parties are set to meet Aug. 13 for a make-or-break meeting on a coalition, but President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has expressed doubts about the possibilities, insisting that the country needs a strong political will to resolve its problems
Turkey’s public, as well as global markets, have turned their eyes to a meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu set to take place later on Aug. 18, with the latter expected to return the mandate to form a government to the head of state
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has blamed the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which he said was being controlled by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), for attempting to hamper Turkey’s growth with its stance targeting his aspirations for an unencumbered presidential system
ANKARA - Reuters
Coalition talks between Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) ended negatively on Aug. 13, a senior CHP official told Reuters, potentially setting the stage for a snap election later this year.
MARDİN – Doğan News Agency
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said they wanted peace immediately, adding that guns should be silenced and ceasefire should be reached
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