Deputy PM Yalçın Akdoğan has said the Kurdish peace process could come to an end if the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passes the 10 percent threshold during the upcoming general elections.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is isolating the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, putting the peace process at grave risk, according to a delegation that recently applied to visit Öcalan
A group of politicians known as the “İmralı delegation” headed to the Kandil mountains in northern Iraq early May 18 to meet with senior leaders from the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK)
The Turkish Constitutional Court has decided that the five-year sentence handed down to three local politicians who campaigned in Kurdish back in 2009 was unjust, ruling a retrial of the suspects
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has said Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş is under the direct “tutelage” of Cemil Bayık, a senior leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
An award-winning journalist was briefly detained on April 15 in a case stemming from one of her recent reports that allegedly “slandered” someone, according to Turkish media
A senior leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has extended his apology to Germany for the organization’s violent actions in the country during the 1990s, adding they did not want to fight with Turkey anymore.
A senior leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has said the group aims to solve the Kurdish issue politically rather than militarily, and is waiting for “solid steps” from the government in order to end the armed struggle.
KRG Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani has voiced his support for Turkey’s ongoing Kurdish peace process, speaking after a meeting with a visiting delegation from HDP in Arbil
Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is the only person who can persuade the militants to lay down their arms, a senior PKK leader in the Kandil Mountains said in an interview
A five-member delegation will meet Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on İmralı Island
Discussions between parties involved in Turkey’s Kurdish peace process accelerated in the run-up to Nevruz, March 21, which the government has highlighted as a potential milestone for the bid ahead of June 7 parliamentary elections
The AKP predicts that this Nevruz will be watershed in bringing peace to Turkey
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Yaşar Kemal, one of the monumental personalities of Turkey’s recent history, an outstanding journalist and definitely the last grand master of Turkish literature, has walked to oblivion at the age of 91. He passed on a day when news reached news rooms around the country that the imprisoned leader of the separatist Kurdish terrorists had called his gang to convene a congress to decide to lay down arms
According to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the controversial domestic security bill is actually a measure which will facilitate progress in the peace bid
Officials from the HDP herald amendments to the government’s contentious new security bill, amid a call from jailed PKK leader Öcalan to discuss disarmament in a spring conference
The co-leader of HDP has accused the government of one-sided acts that have obstructed a joint statement that could help improve the fate of the Kurdish bid.
A recent thaw between the government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) that had fostered hopes of progress on the Kurdish issue has given way to renewed pessimism after the prime minister criticized the party for opposing a security draft
The government’s insistence on a controversial security bill will put the Kurdish peace process in danger, the Kurdistan Communities’ Union (KCK) said in a statement on Feb. 15, describing its content as an indication of authoritarianism that does not comply with the objective of democratizing Turkey
The most critical stage in hectic talks between the government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) on the resolution process, which has recently gained visible momentum, has arrived
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