Peoples’ Democratic Party co-leader and presidential hopeful Selahattin Demirtaş vowed to continue exerting efforts on the Kurdish issue to reach permanent peace in the country
The remaining two arrested people in the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trial were released July 11 by a Diyarbakır court, as the hearings will continue
Those who think the PKK will withdraw from armed struggle before the Kurdish people live in a 'free and democratic' society are 'dreamers,' senior PKK member Cemil Bayık said
Prosecutors have opened a lawsuit against former Diyarbakır Mayor Osman Baydemir on charges of insulting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, demanding two years in jail
Turkey has drawn praise from the Council of Europe for its recent judicial moves to allow citizens to apply directly to the country’s highest court ahead of a European-wide convention of constitutional court judges.
A Diyarbakır court has released 30 of the 32 arrested suspects in the main case against the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the urban wing of the PKK
MHP Istanbul deputy Engin Alan, a Balyoz convict who was released from prison last week, has taken his oath at Parliament, almost three years after being elected as MP
Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel visited President Haşim Kılıç of the Constitutional Court on June 24.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
More than four years ago, in this very column, I wrote a piece titled, “Today, I am closer to the secularists,” and I wrote the following:
A court in Ankara has released non-arrest assurances for senior figures linked with the PKK
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The tension has disproportionately increased in the last two weeks, reaching its top, when a Kurdish militant jumped into the garden of a major Air Force base in Diyarbakır, pulling down the flag
A senior leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has said Kurdish politicans can not represent them during their meetings with the organization’s jailed leader, Abdullah Öcalan
Clashes erupted between the crowd and police during the funeral procession of one of the two Kurdish demonstrators killed by security forces during a raid on a roadblock in Diyarbakır’s Lice
The southeast may seem to be a powder keg, but the government is intent on taking critical steps on the peace process, the deputy PM says
Parliamentary speaker Cemil Çiçek proposed a legal amendment outlining the delay of execution of a lawmaker’s criminal sentence until the end of the current Parliament’s mandate
Turkey’s Justice Ministry rejected a recently published list on the number of arrested journalists in the country, saying that the number 44 is inaccurate as 15 of these names are not in jail.
President Gül has approved a bill expanding the powers of the MİT, Turkey's spy agency. With the new law, all Turkish citizens will legally be obliged to provide the MİT requested information and document --or face four years in jail
In investigations involving the MİT chief, the president will have the final say over whether he or she will be tried, according to an amendment in a new draft law
A letter expressing the leadership of the PKK views on the ongoing Kurdish peace process was given to the government
The signatories include Desmond Tutu, Noam Chomsky, Immanuel Wallerstein, Gaspar Miklos Tamas, Claudia Roth, Murathan Mungan and Aslı Erdoğan
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