Category: İSMET BERKAN
The most important motor ahead of Turkey’s democratization and clearing the way for freedoms is no longer the European Union, but the “resolution process.”
Despite praising the defeat of ISIL militants in Kobane, the US has rejected a visa request from Salih Müslim
The Turkish government has publicly declared its demand that the PKK lay down arms on the Nevruz festival, which is marked on March 21
A large group of Syrian Kurds who fled the clashes in the border town of Kobane are expecting to return to their home as a senior leader of a Kurdish group on the ground thanked Turkey for its support
Iraqi Deputy President Osama al-Nujaifi has claimed that outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have attacked villages between Mosul’s Sinjar and Rabia regions, killing five people and injuring several others.
Category: TOLGA TANIŞ
It is the first time I see them talking so honestly. I’ll share my impressions from the talks I had in Washington and explain how relations are deteriorating.
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.
PM Davutoğlu has greeted around 100,000 people who protested French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Diyarbakır
Turkey is seeking a new Middle East that will be a home for Turks, Kurds and Arabs together, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
Category: MURAT YETKİN
When considered in retrospect, it can be observed that the murder of Mumcu did not only aim at a journalist, and freedom of the press. I was part of a bigger picture - 1993 was a very bad year for Turkey.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“During the day, the children play on the streets and the women sit and chat. At night, Cizre is a whole different story with bombs, AK-47’s, hand grenades and mortar fire. The Turkish state is nowhere to be seen. The streets are barricades here.”
HDP co-chair Demirtaş has slammed the fact that the authorities have yet to identify any suspects regarding the seven recent killings in the restive town of Cizre
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
Category: EZGİ BAŞARAN
He is an academic from the prestigious Political Sciences Department of Ankara University. His name is Barış Ünlü.
The brother of victim of a fire bomb attack on an Istanbul city bus has demanded information from a former interior minister, who recently said intelligence officials were involved in the attack
Cizre has witnessed a series of deadly clashes over the past month, threatening the ongoing Kurdish peace process and becoming a point of bitter dispute between President Erdoğan and HDP co-chair Demirtaş.
Zübeyir Aydar, a leading outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) figure based in Brussels, has challenged the Turkish government on claims that Kurds are creating provocations in the southeast, describing Ankara's lack of steps in the peace process as a "provocation."
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has admitted that police might have been responsible for shooting dead 12-year-old Nihat Kazanhan in Cizre last week
The streets of the Sur, Cudi, Nur and Yafes neighborhoods, where clashes have been intense, are adorned with banners and slogans. I pass through an identity check on every street.
Erdoğan has suggested there is a plot behind the ongoing unrest in Cizre, a town near Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq, where tension peaked after a 12-year-old boy was shot last week
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