Time has proven that the involvement of any third party would further complicate Turkey’s Kurdish peace process instead of helping it, President Erdoğan has said
Main opposition CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu accuses the government of directing Turkey’s spy agency to plot against his party
Turkey’s government and HDP staged a make-or-break meeting in Ankara on Nov. 17, with both sides emerging to release carefully constructed announcements to help the dialogue channels remain open on the country’s slow-moving Kurdish peace process.
A group of politicians led by Mustafa Özçelik issued a petition to the Interior Ministry for the formation of a new party named “Partiya Azadiya Kürdistan,” (PAK) in Kurdish, meaning “Kurdistan Freedom Party,” becoming the first political party officially demanding separation from the Republic of Turkey.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
“I was there, watching the parade in the Red Square, and everything was the same as the year before,” said Ali Reza Bigdeli, the Iranian ambassador to Ankara, speaking about the Soviet Union’s traditional October Revolution celebrations in 1990.
There is no ban on Kurdish melodies or songs in the Turkish Armed Forces, Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz has stated
The peace process between Turkey and PKK is at a turning point and both sides 'need to articulate realistic end goals,' according to the International Crisis Group’s latest report, which also details the parameters of a possible peace deal
Claims that plans have been made for the closure of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have further heated up Turkish politics, already tense over the fate of the Kurdish peace process
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Istanbul is hosting a very interesting conference, which started yesterday and will continue until tomorrow: The first international Levantine conference named “The Levantines: Commerce and Diplomacy.”
A recent survey revealed that Turks find both the PKK and the ISIL dangerous
'We have now reached the point where there has to be movement. We are suggesting a third power observe this process. This could be the US. It could also be an international delegation' Cemil Bayık said
The Sabancı Foundation’s “Turkey’s Changemakers Program” is continuing in its 6th season to share the unique stories of extraordinary people who contribute to social development in the country.
Thousands of people march in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır and Istanbul in a peaceful support rally for Syrian city under ISIL fire
Nejdet Aydoğdu, the Turkish officer who was killed by unidentified assailants, was buried during his funeral at his hometown Ünye on Oct. 31.
The army has used notably strong language, describing the attack as 'brutal and treacherous'
A Turkish non-commissioned officer who was shopping with his wife in downtown Diyarbakır was shot in the head
The commander of the Turkish Air Force, Gen. Akın Öztürk, inspected a military exercise aimed at protecting frontier military posts, including the Tomb of Süleyman Şah in Syria
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.
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