The PKK changes its ideology according to changing circumstances but has never abandoned the goal to form a ‘totalitarian’ state based on Kurdish nationalism, veteran journalist Fikret Bila has told the Hürriyet Daily News, discussing his new book ‘The Ideological Codes of the PKK’
‘The Ideological Codes of the PKK: A Blueprint’ by Fikret Bila, translated by Gülşah Dikmeci (Doğan Kitap, 223 pages, 25TL)
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Turkish democrats have for decades been critical of the military’s role in civilian life. They have also been critical of the ideological indoctrination that soldiers have been subjected to, starting from the early stages.
Police detained three foreign nationals, one U.K. national and two Bulgarian nationals, in the popular seaside holiday resort of Didim in the Aegean province of Aydın in an operation against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) on July 26.
Category: KADRİ GÜRSEL
In the indictment I am charged with “helping an armed terrorist organization while not being a member.”
One Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Van on June 7, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Twenty people were detained on May 23 in simultaneous operations carried out against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/ Kurdistan Communities’ Union (PKK/KCK) in the western coastal province of İzmir, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), has killed a total of 407 civilians, including 51 children and 43 women, torturing 16 of these since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, according to a report published by the Turkish Interior Ministry, daily Habertürk reported on May 15.
Turkish police raided Belge Publishing House in Istanbul on May 7, seizing 2,000 books, daily Cumhuriyet has reported
A total of 412 people have been detained in operations carried out against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/ Kurdistan Communities’ Union (PKK/KCK) in 21 provinces, the Interior Ministry said April 13
The Turkish work permit of British academic Chris Stephenson has been canceled by the Higher Education Board (YÖK), 18 years after he first started working at Istanbul’s Bilgi University.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has released a 66-page report to justify the appointment of trustees in place of democratically elected politicians in municipalities in the east and southeast of the country.
The indictment into daily Cumhuriyet columnists and executives was completed on April 4, nearly five months after the investigation was launched, with the prosecutor seeking jail sentences for all 19 suspects
A total of 111 suspects in the main case into the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella group of Kurdish group that includes the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), were given a cumulative total of more than 1,100 years in jail by a Diyarbakır court on March 28.
Nearly 800 people have been detained over their suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) in two days, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said March 18, adding that a “major struggle” against the group was being led
A total of 740 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suspects were detained in last three days in 36 simultaneous operations, a source from Turkey's Interior Ministry said on March 18
Category: FİKRET BİLA
While the al-Bab operation that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is conducting together with the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which it is supporting, is coming to an end, the question now is whether or not the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) will split from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
A Diyarbakır court accepted indictments on Jan. 31 against opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, charging them with multiple counts of terrorism.
Four lawmakers from the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) were detained on Jan. 25, including Diyarbakır MP İmam Taşçıer, Sanlıurfa MP Osman Baydemir, Iğdır MP Mehmet Emin Adıyaman and Muş MP Ahmet Yıldırım.
Security forces have “neutralized” 20 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) militants around the country over the past week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Jan. 16
Daily News - Follow us on