The names of historic Kurdish figures will be given to a number of schools in the southeastern Turkish province of Batman, Provincial Director of National Education Mehmet Çelik has said
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Deputy Group Chair Pervin Buldan announced on March 4 that the party has agreed with the government on amending 16 key articles of a controversial domestic security bill, but the ruling party officials have denied the claims
French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras are among the leaders who have been invited to this year’s Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır
Category: ERTUĞRUL ÖZKÖK
I am not Kurdish. I am a Turk born in İzmir. I carry an identity card in my pocked given by the Republic of Turkey with a citizenship number. I carry it right over my chest, bursting with pride.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
No one in their right mind can oppose the attempt to end the 30-year war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), and to solve Turkey’s long standing Kurdish problem through negotiations.
Marie Harf has said the U.S. welcomes all steps in support of a peaceful resolution to the Kurdish issue
Interior Minister Efkan Ala has addressed National Intelligence Organization members for the responsibility of leaking recordings in 2011 about secret talks between PKK and Turkish officials
The Turkish government has reiterated its insistence that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) declare the laying down of arms by March 21, when the Nevruz holiday is marked.
MHP lead Devlet Bahçeli has likened the disarmament call by the jailed PKK leader to the Treaty of Sevres, which marked the defeat of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has described the recent talks - and tensions - between the government and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), as little more than “election propaganda.”
Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed that the government is simply using the process as a tool to score points ahead of the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for June 7
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Yaşar Kemal, a landmark name of Turkish literature, passed away on the afternoon of Feb. 28, ending weeks-long suffering in hospital due to multiple organ failure
Category: NURAY MERT
The joint press conference of the Kurdish party delegation and the government over the weekend seems to have created new tension between the left/democrats and Kurds in Turkey
One of modern Turkey’s most celebrated literary figures, Yaşar Kemal, was laid to rest with a ceremony in Istanbul March 2, after he died on Feb. 28 aged 92
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has further ramped up his criticism of Central Bank Governor Erdem Başçı and the economy administration, saying “they should get their act together.”
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has expressed serious concerns on the government’s commitment to take steps for democratization as part of the Kurdish peace process, criticizing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for creating “false expectations.”
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız has announced that Turkey will explore oil on the outskirts of Mount Kandil in Iraq
Turkey’s Defense Ministry has refuted news reports suggesting that the outlawed PKK is in possession of ammunition that has the stamp of a state-owned arms production and supply agency
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is aiming to secure 34 to 35 percent of the votes in the June 7 general elections, despite opinion polls placing the party’s support at below 30 percent, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
According to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, the controversial domestic security bill is actually a measure which will facilitate progress in the peace bid
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