Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Destiny works in mysterious ways. April comes with rain showers and a sea of flowers in the east. Under the majestic silhouette of Mount Ararat, this magical land’s people saw destiny manifest itself again.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has forecasted that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is not likely to hold a congress in the next few months on a decision to lay down their arms, indicating it will not happen before the June 7 parliamentary election.
Ongoing tension between Iraq’s Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is gradually growing, with the former accusing the latter of “treason” against the homeland.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Ağrı is an eastern province close to Turkey’s borders with Armenia, Azerbaijan and Iran. It is a rather small and underdeveloped province, and will send only four deputies to the 550-seat Turkish Parliament in the June 7 general election.
Following the cancelation of a film on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at the Istanbul Film Festival, filmmakers and cinema organizations read a press release to change current cinema regulations
Deputy PM Akdoğan has said the HDP should call on PKK militants to leave Turkish cities and not restrict the free will of the people
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu remarkably shunned referring to the peace process led by his own government in the 100-article “2023 New Turkey Contract,” which he read out along with his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) at party meeting on April 15
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Is Turkey's “ceasefire” with the PKK going to be shelved until after the elections? Will a political period start now where politics will be run over the funerals of martyrs?
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The stakes have never been so high for Turkey. It is clear that the general elections on June 7 are not going to be just regular elections.
The recent clash between Turkey’s security forces and the PKK has apparently forced a change in the PM's schedule
A delegation from the main opposition CHP, which went to Turkey’s eastern province of Ağrı to investigate the recent deadly clash between security forces and outlawed PKK militants, has found that an 'information flaw and an intelligence failure' were the main factors that led to the clash.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “The presidential system is not a preference; it is a must.” He said the reason for this is that the “current system” cannot shoulder Turkey.
The Turkish General Staff has extended its gratitude to the locals of Yukarıtütek village in Turkey’s eastern province of Ağrı for assisting with the evacuation of Turkish soldiers who were wounded during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the region on April 11.
CHP will send a delegation to the eastern province of Ağrı to investigate the recent clash between Turkish soldiers and PKK militants.
A Dutch journalist tried on a charge of disseminating "terrorist propaganda" was acquitted by a Turkish court on April 13
The cancelation of the screening of a film on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) caused most of the films at the Istanbul Film Festival to be withdrawn from the festival program
Saying it had been tasked by a civilian authority and its primary motive was not to conduct any military operation, the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has denied accusations about its conduct in an incident that resulted in a deadly clash with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the eastern province of Ağrı.
The first major debate heading to the June 7 elections has come in the wake of the first major clash between the Turkish military and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in over two years.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Oscar Wilde is quoted as saying “the one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.” Recently, for some reason, Turkish journalists have been taking this duty upon themselves.
A statement to German TV channels made on April 9 by Cemil Bayık, one of military leaders of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), could prove to be the strongest response to imprisoned leader Abdullah Öcalan’s March 21 call to end the armed campaign launched against Turkey in 1984, in which more than 40,000 people have been killed to date.
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