The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will “face destruction” after April 2017, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has predicted
One of the arrested co-chairs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has sent a message from prison, saying he is “being held hostage, but it won’t last for very long.”
Turkish warplanes hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Dec. 7, Doğan News Agency has reported
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has touched off controversy within his party after honoring arrested journalists who were arrested after the July 15 coup attempt but who were alleged to have aided the infamous Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) plots
Two children were wounded due to the explosion of a hand-made and pipe-type bomb in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Dec. 4, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
A number of people were detained in anti-drug operations in Istanbul’s Beyoğlu, Şişli, Kağıthane and Ümraniye districts, as well as provinces across Turkey, early on Dec. 5, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Four outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed in a house raid in the Viranşehir district of the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa on Dec. 3
Category: FİKRET BİLA
The significance of the famous French writer and thinker Albert Camus’ quote, “One way to know a country is to know how people die there,” was once again learned by us the other day, when 11 young girls and one educator burned to death in the Aladağ district of the southern province of Adana
Arrested People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said he knew he would be arrested 15 days before his arrest, during a visit from a committee of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Nov. 30.
Mistreatment is widespread in post-coup attempt detentions in Turkey, U.N. human rights expert Nils Melzer has said, referring to numerous testimonies from inmates, their lawyers and civil society organizations he met last week in the country
A village guard was killed and two others were wounded in clashes with outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır late on Nov. 28, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The Diyarbakır Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has demanded 230 years in prison for ousted Diyarbakır Co-Mayor Gültan Kışanak on claims of “being the founder and executive of an armed terrorist group” and “making propaganda for a terrorist organization,” Doğan News agency reported on Nov. 29.
Nineteen outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” in aerial and land operations carried out by the Turkish military in the provinces of Tunceli, Şırnak, Diyarbakır and Mardin, as the army prepared to “inflict a major blow” against the group this winter, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said.
A total of 12 people were killed and 24 were wounded late on Nov. 29 when a fire broke out at a private girls’ dormitory in the Aladağ district of the southern province of Adana, the governor’s office has announced
Music and musicians take center stage in ‘Bana Git De,’ with two leading characters taking the road in different directions, with music leading them and giving them some needed ammunition in their journeys
Tahir Elçi, the Diyarbakır Bar Association head who was killed in an armed clash in November 2015 in Diyarbakır, was remembered on the anniversary of his murder in Istanbul and the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
Category: MURAT YETKİN
When Deniz Baykal, the former chairman of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), heard that Ahmet Türk, the co-mayor of the Syria border city of Mardin, had been taken into police custody on Nov. 21, he immediately decided to go to Mardin to talk to Türk in solidarity.
Turkish authorities have determined how the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) raises money through “extortion,” Environment and Urban Minister Mehmet Özhaseki has said
One soldier was killed on Nov. 25 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Thousands of teachers in Turkey who were suspended from duty during an investigation into alleged terror links have returned to their duties
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