Zübeyir Aydar, a leading figure in the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) based in Brussels, has claimed that the PKK is neither a separatist nor a nationalist organization, while also stressing that the group fully supports the jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan’s stance in the ongoing peace process.
Category: NURAY MERT
The recent Newroz declaration of the jailed PKK leader Öcalan contained many ambiguities, but it could still be considered a positive step on the path of the so-called 'peace negotiations.'
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
It was different in Diyarbakır for Nevruz this time. Three long years had passed since the first letter was read in the big Bağlar Square. Those sentences were still fresh in the memories of the Kurdish youth.
PKK and Gülen movement have been engaged in a systematic campaign to attack Turkey’s resources and interests: Erdoğan
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The ongoing Kurdish peace process will be a key factor for voters in the June 7 general elections, and all sides are doing their best to convince the people that their side of the story is true.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It was President Tayyip Erdoğan who initiated the talks between the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in pursuit of a political solution to Turkey’s Kurdish problem when he was prime minister back in 2012.
A French court on March 24 sentenced two Kurds to five years in prison and seven others to lesser terms in an extortion case linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Davutoğlu’s much-anticipated statement had two dimensions. First, he tried to downplay the rift with the president, stressing that there was “no chaos” and they were on the same page on the peace process. The second dimension, however, is an open contradiction of the first one.
Mules in Uludere in the southern province of Şırnak have allegedly been killed by soldiers
The Turkish military hit PKK targets on March 25 in reprisal for mortar shells fired by the group targeting Turkish Armed Forces units in Hakkari
PKK and PYD are being legitimized thanks to their fight against jihadists in Syria, Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Necdet Özel has said
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arınç’s recent criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, even if shrouded in sugary diplomatic language, suggests turbulence ahead in Erdoğan’s relations with the government of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.
The exchange of words between President Erdoğan and Deputy PM Arınç is over the Kurdish issue only on the surface. Actually, it was about the powers of the president and the government, of which Arınç is the spokesman.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
What is the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government doing? Here is what it is doing...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the government are experiencing a deep rift, according to the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), who has expressed distrust in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Turkish security forces have launched an operation against hideouts and shelters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in southeastern Anatolia, the military said on March 24.
Turkish PM Davutoğlu has criticized both Deputy PM Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek over the harsh accusations both have hurled at each other
The government is facing a major internal division, as demonstrated by the recent row between Deputy PM Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, with CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu predicting that there is “more to come.”
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Turkey is going through some very challenging times. Will it be possible to steer the Turkish transatlantic ship smoothly through the drastically difficult Kurdish problem’s rough waters with icebergs floating around or laden with mines?
Russia is using natural gas as a political tool and the United States needs to know if it is “on the same page” with Turkey regarding Russia’s actions, a top U.S. energy envoy has said.
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