Category: VERDA ÖZER
The resistance in Kobane and the following protests on Oct. 6-7 in Turkey have confronted us with the weaknesses of the peace process in Turkey, as well as the new reality in the region.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
The highly anticipated corridor for the Peshmarga fighters has finally opened and they have marched into Turkish soil to move into Kobane. It all looked like a long wedding procession.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Ankara fears that if there is a massive ISIL advance on Aleppo, there could be another massive refugee flow across the Turkish border, on top of serious security problems
Some 18 police officers, who were detained on Oct. 28 in an investigation into the illegal wiretapping of 123 people in Mersin, were released on the condition of legal control on Oct. 31
Two of three suspects detained over the killing of three off-duty soldiers in the eastern province of Hakkari have been arrested.
Gianni Pittella has urged the Turkish government to allow fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) to use Turkish territory to cross into Kobane.
The peace process appears to be near collapse as the government has reportedly decided to freeze dialogue with the related parties following consecutive attacks on soldiers
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
The scenes witnessed during a Peshmerga convoy’s travel inside Turkey will not help the ongoing Kurdish peace process.
The army has used notably strong language, describing the attack as 'brutal and treacherous'
President Erdoğan will chair his first National Security Council (MGK) meeting on Oct. 30 since becoming president in August
A coal mine collapse in southern Anatolia has cast a shadow on the Republic Day celebrations in the Turkish capital, as everyone desperately awaits good news from the coal mine where 18 miners are trapped
A Turkish non-commissioned officer who was shopping with his wife in downtown Diyarbakır was shot in the head
The history of the Middle East in the post-colonial era has been one of wars and conflicts with long-standing regional antagonisms and rivalries that show no signs of abating.
PYD head Muslim again accuses Ankara of aiding jihadists by allowing them to cross the border
The killing of three unarmed Turkish soldiers, strolling around in their civilian clothes during their weekend leave on Oct. 25 in Yüksekova further escalated the tension in the Kurdish issue
US Vice President Joe Biden next month visits Ukraine as well as Turkey, where fighting across the border in the Syrian town of Kobane has sparked tensions with Washington
The government has upped the ante in its rhetoric concerning the stalled Kurdish peace process, with Deputy PM Arınç maintaining that the process is not a sine qua non for the government
Turkey cannot be expected to send troops to defend the besieged Syrian border town of Kobane and only Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and Syria's own moderate opposition can save it, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu says
Four Turkish jets have flown over northern Iraq to mark targets of the PKK, the Turkish General Staff has stated
Twenty-three police officers were detained Oct. 28 in an investigation into the illegal wiretapping of 123 people in the Mediterranean Turkish province of Mersin.
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