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
Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT), has submitted his resignation to run in June 7 general elections. He could become the new foreign minister if he is elected. 'If a person who is assigned as Superman enters the parliament, I consider it a waste," Deputy PM Arınç said.
The Turkish government has publicly declared its demand that the PKK lay down arms on the Nevruz festival, which is marked on March 21
Security black holes around Turkey are getting bigger, yet the government is not vocalizing the threat is becoming more serious, warns an analyst. ‘Being Muslim will not protect Turkey from radicalism,’ says security expert Mete Yarar.
A legislative panel moves to provide the military with a greater legal shield to protect it from court action as part of its dealings with the PKK
Turkey has witnessed yet another huge wave of mass purges in the judiciary, with the government replacing almost 1,000 judges and prosecutors
PM Davutoğlu continued his verbal attacks on the Gülen movement a day after ruling party deputies on a parliamentary commission elected not to send four ex-ministers accused of graft to trial
Deputy PM Akdoğan has released a warning to a leading military leader of the PKK who suggested that if their jailed leader would be able to attend their upcoming party congress, the peace process would achieve its purpose
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