Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
“We have seen policemen who beat us with batons because we were ‘stepping on their shadow.’
Category: YUSUF KANLI
In this predominantly Muslim country, whenever there has been a serious challenge to the “white” Turks’ secular democratic governance anchored to the West, the threat was defused through an anti-democratic intervention in politics by Turkey’s strong military.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) released two people who they kidnapped a few days prior, in Turkey’s southeastern province of Muş on May 22
Political party organizations and citizens in Anatolia are apathetic towards pre-election campaigns, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
The European Parliament’s rapporteur for Turkey, Kati Piri, has expressed concerns over the “independence of the judiciary, freedom of expression and the freedom of press” in Turkey, adding “shutting Turkey’s door to the European Union is not what the parliament wants"
Deputy PM Yalçın Akdoğan has said the Kurdish peace process could come to an end if the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passes the 10 percent threshold during the upcoming general elections.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has claimed that the opposition parties “cooperated” for the recent twin bomb attacks on Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in southern Turkey
Two people, including a soldier, were kidnapped in southeast Turkey on May 18 by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) should not look to it for the perpetrators of the twin bombings at the HDP offices in Turkey’s southern provinces of Adana and Mersin
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is isolating the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, putting the peace process at grave risk, according to a delegation that recently applied to visit Öcalan
The dynamics of the Kurdish issue have changed so much that whoever wins the upcoming election will have to face a new Kurdish reality, according to prominent security expert Nihat Ali Özcan. The election will not solve the issue, but it will shape how it will evolve
A group of politicians known as the “İmralı delegation” headed to the Kandil mountains in northern Iraq early May 18 to meet with senior leaders from the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK)
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
With just a few weeks left to the general elections, the political parties, as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have geared up their campaigns with daily public rallies and increasingly harsh accusations against each other
Category: MURAT YETKİN
“I don’t think my wife is too pleased with this situation,” said Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chairman of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), smiling shyly.
Smuggled cigarettes arrive in Turkey from Georgia, northern Iraq and Bulgaria, while there are large sums of money being transferred from the eastern parts of Turkey to Istanbul in line with smuggling activities
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has vowed to resign if his party fails to pass the 10 percent election threshold in the June 7 elections, adding a stronger HDP would continue to push forward in the long stagnant Kurdish peace process
The Turkish Constitutional Court has decided that the five-year sentence handed down to three local politicians who campaigned in Kurdish back in 2009 was unjust, ruling a retrial of the suspects
Late in the summer of 1977, General Kenan Evren was set to retire from the command of Turkey’s Aegean Army due to the age limit. But a series of unfortunate events changed both his fate and that of the nation in May and June that year.
Reports that "'the Saudis and Turks working together in some way that is not supported by Washington' are confusing," German Marshall Fund President Karen Donfried has said in an interview with Hürriyet.
Speaking at a rally in the German city of Karslruhe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged Turkish citizens living abroad to cast their votes in the June 7 general elections.
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