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…. and politics of violence now rule without challenge in the Kurdish lands….

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55 People in Police Custody in Şırnak

The police in Şırnak raided buildings of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party and private homes. 55 people were taken into police custody, including party executives. Co-Chair Demirtaş said the operations were aimed at the elimination of the party.

“Don’t Let Armed Conflicts Spiral out of Control”

The International Crisis Group published a report on findings related to the Kurdish questions and proposals for a solution. The report emphasized that the problem has not and will not be solved by war and with military tactics.

Turkey’s war against Kurds could widen

UPI.com

Classified diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal that Turkey has repeatedly pressed Washington to escalate US involvement against the PKK and to eliminate the organization before the US withdrawal is completed, involving the Americans in yet

Religious groups call on gov’t to draft secular constitution

Today’s Zaman

… Development Party (AK Party), including Ali Özgündüz and İbrahim Yiğit, were present at the introduction of the study started by the Alevi Foundations Federation (AVF) and supported by İstanbul Bilgi University researchers Ayhan Kaya and Özge Genç

 

Turkey: Violence Casts Pall Over Constitutional Reform Efforts

A fatal blast in Ankara and increasing violence in Turkey?s predominantly Kurdish southeast are overshadowing the country?s long-awaited constitutional reform process. The recent troubles will hamper efforts to broaden the rights of the country?s Kurdish minority.

Erdoğan defends intel chief and targets Israel

by ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has defended his spy chief following the release of tapes revealing secret talks between the intelligence services and Turkey?s most prominent outlawed organization, hinting that Israel could be responsible for the leak.

 

Who leaked MİT-PKK talks?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by Eser Karakaş Star

There is a pragmatic aspect in the leaking of the talks between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) from the perspective of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government.

 

Reviving the “Kurdish Opening”

by Yigal Schleifer

The International Crisis Group today released a superb report that examines Turkey’s lingering Kurdish issue and the failure of recent efforts to solve, and that also offers some very clear and practical advice for how to move the issue forward. From the summary of the report, entitled “Turkey: Ending the PKK Insurgency”:

Turkish president says PKK meets part of Kurdish solution

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

President Abdullah Gül has admitted that talks between intelligence organization MİT and the outlawed PKK were part of efforts to solve the Kurdish issue.

 

Nothing wrong with PKK-state talks

by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK

Turkish columnists have not been outraged or disturbed by ongoing talks between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK), which came to light in a recently leaked voice recording.

 

Differences between Internet Memo, Oda TV cases

by HDN

When states, armies or official establishments of the state including schools want to influence the public?s perception in a certain direction, this is called ?psychological war? or ?indoctrination.?

 

Major showdown before final solution

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN

On one hand, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party, or PKK, is organizing consecutive attacks in rural and urban areas and preparing for a ?revolutionary people?s war.?

On Israeli-PKK relations – I

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN

Tension between Turkey and Israel is continuing with conflicting interpretations of events, as well as doses of verbal warfare.

Wars over new constitution set to start

by; Hürriyet Daily News

The battle for the new constitution is set to begin next week, with Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek expected to kick things off on Sept. 19 when he meets with academics for a methodology meeting.

 

Rethinking the Kurdish question as Turks and Kurds harden their stance

by LALE KEMAL
The pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), whose 35 deputies have declined to take their oath in Parliament in protest of the jailing of some of its deputies, held its second congress in Ankara on Sunday.

BDP hard-liners to push for a ‘civilian solution’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Selahattin Demirtaş, leader of Turkey?s main pro-Kurdish party, expresses his intention to meet with President Abdullah Gül and head of the Republican People?s Party, or CHP, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu in the coming days and says the opposition?s contribution to solving the Kurdish question could speed up the process

Complaint filed against AKP figure

by ISTANBUL
A main opposition party deputy has filed a criminal complaint against a ruling party executive on allegations that he made discriminatory remarks on the basis of religion.

CHP head visits Somali refugee camps

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA / DADAAB / ISTANBUL – Anatolia News Agency
Main opposition Republican People?s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu returned to Turkey on Wednesday after completing a trip to famine-stricken Somalia.

Minister rejects allegations on Lighthouse investigation

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin on Monday rejected opposition allegations of government meddling in the fraud investigation into the Deniz Feneri.

Guidelines for beginners to understanding civil-military relations in Turkey: Part IV

by HDN
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Today I will focus on how the developments mentioned in the previous analysis affect the Turkish Armed Forces, or TSK.

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