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Supposedly leftist Leman humor magazine hits at “Kurdish opening” by making word plays at the word “açılım [opening]”.

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Some of the Turkish media also criticised this photo: How come statesmen crouch like that. In order to show the strength the Statemen should stand erect….

and TÜSİAD back off, as usual:

Turkish business group slams democratic initiative, divisive politics

Top officials with the country’s largest business association have criticized the failure of the government’s democratic initiative and urged cooperation.

TIMELINE: Turkey’s Kurdish initiative has faced rocky road

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The upswing in terror attacks marks a major setback for the government-led Kurdish initiative launched last year. Here are some of the key events in the initiative?s history.

US Supreme Court Decision on PKK

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

HOLDER, ATTORNEY GENERAL, ET AL. v. HUMANITARIAN LAW PROJECT ET AL.
CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE NINTH CIRCUIT
No. 08?1498. Argued February 23, 2010?Decided June 21, 2010

Whose subcontractor is the PKK?

by İBRAHIM KIRAS-  STAR
Some were displeased with the prime minister?s words when he said something to the effect of ?there are different forces behind [Kurdistan Worker?s Party] PKK terrorism.?
A  damaged bus with shattered windows and a damaged ...

A damaged bus with shattered windows and a damaged trunk is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, after a roadside bomb attack. Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a remote-controlled bomb in Istanbul Tuesday, killing four people and wounding 12 on a bus carrying military personnel and their families, the governor said.? Read more » (AP Photo )

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Fate of the Kurdish initiative

The latest attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK), which claimed the lives of a dozen soldiers, have given ammunition to opponents of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government?s Kurdish initiative, which was launched last year in the hopes of solving Turkey?s long-standing Kurdish problem.

YAVUZ BAYDAR – Erdoğan?s choice

Almost all of those killed by Israeli soldiers during the raid on the Mavi Marmara were Kurds. This should not be a negligible detail.
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Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (2nd L) shakes hands with Huseyin Bayram (2nd R), father of Sergeant Duran Bayram, during a funeral ceremony for the bomb attack victims at a military base in Istanbul June 22, 2010. A roadside bomb blew up a bus carrying Turkish military personnel and their families in Istanbul on Tuesday, killing five people including Sergeant Bayram, and a Kurdish separatist group claimed responsibility. REUTERS/Mustafa Oztartan/Presidential Palace Press Office/Handout

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