Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan: The Making of a National Homeland in Turkey’ by Behlül Özkan
Despite overall optimistic messages by Turkish government officials, a key Cabinet member has suggested that the jailed PKK leader actually fueled the fire during recent deadly protests
Category: İSMET BERKAN
I had an opportunity to have a long conversation with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu on Oct. 18 on his return from Amasya.
A group of armed militants have abducted 10 workers from a local electricity distribution company, Doğan News Agency reported
A wounded man who was treated in Turkey last week and identified as an ISIL member was discovered to be a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party
Category: DOĞAN HIZLAN
I read in total horror the news about the arson attack on Ziya Gökalp’s house-turned-museum and how the books were stolen during the incidents in Diyarbakır.
A delivery man for dailies Özgür Gündem and Azadiya Welat was shot dead by unidentified individuals
The coach was beaten by fans after posting messages on social media decrying atrocities committed by ISIL in Kobane
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
There seems to be a misunderstanding or an intentional misinterpretation about Turkey’s contribution to efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Turkish fighter jets have bombarded positions of the PKK in Diyarbakır following militant attacks on military outposts in southeastern provinces, in a first since the start of the peace process
Two outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members who were brought to Turkey for hospital treatment were identified through the facial recognition system set up at the Turkey-Syria border.
The ruling AKP plans to bestow sweeping powers on the security forces to crush protests, while also claiming to be advancing the peace process with Kurds
'I’ve never before shaved so many beards'
The president said he expected the support of all political parties and NGOS on the issue
Erdoğan vowed not to bow to 'a few hoodlums' participating in recent protests in support of the Syrian town of Kobane while promising to deal with such enemies 'within democracy'
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu took a risky step when asking Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to use his influence over his followers to stop the violence
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It could have been avoided. 'The state mind,' as we say, could have acted better. There were intelligence reports of a possible uprising since May
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Mr. Davutoğlu once claimed that he knows Syria and the Middle East polity too well as evinced by the fact, in his words, that 'he traveled to Damascus 62 times and knows the city street by street'
The idea of asking for the assistance of Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the PKK, began to become clear in the minds of Turkish officials in morning hours of Oct. 8
Interior Minister Efkan Ala counts the cost of Turkey’s recent unrests, revealing 351 injuries and more than 1,000 detentions, as death toll climbs
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