Turkey and its army: Erdogan and his generals

by Acturca
The Economist (UK) no. 950 Saturday, February 2, 2013 The once all-powerful Turkish armed forces are cowed, if not quite impotent. Imagine a country with NATO?s second-largest army that counts Iraq, Iran and Syria as neighbours and is encircled by the Aegean, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean?but has nobody to command its navy. Just

PKK leader holds key to Turkish-Kurdish peace

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Kurdish rebel leader Ocalan holds key to peace

Strasbourg to host debate on ?İmralı process?

from Hurriyet Daily News
A recent initiative by the Turkish government, the final aim of which is.

The longer the peace process, the more likely the provocations: BDP co-chair

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) has urged the government to accelerate its peace process

Erdoğan satisfied with PKK leader?s attitude, eyes end to conflict

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan has expressed his hopes for the ongoing peace process, speaking positively about the attitude of the PKK leader.

Constitution referendum may be done by march, Turkish prime minister says

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Constitution that has been in the works for months will most likely..

Turkey in talks with international interlocutors during peace process: Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish government is pursuing talks with all political parties, whether national or international, while engaged in dialogue for a peace process.

Erdogan displays his more moderate side

from FT.com – World, Europe
Turkey?s PM has sounded more conciliatory of late on Kurdistan, Syria and EU membership but his motives are opaque, as ever, Daniel Dombey says

Gov’t, army concerned over soldiers under arrest

Hurriyet Daily News

İlker Başbuğ, who is being tried under arrest in alleged Ergenekon coup plot. ?There are detainees who have to nourish themselves with baby food,? Erdoğan said, emphasizing the poor detention conditions of some of the retired generals. Erdoğan said he

 

Erdoğan slams long detention of army officers

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has publicly criticized the long detention of army generals.

Gov?t, army concerned over soldiers under arrest

from Hurriyet Daily News
The government and the Turkish Armed Forces are concerned about the long detention periods.

AKP carries peace process to charter

from Hurriyet Daily News
As the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government tries to take further steps in the peace process.

Divisions sharpening in CHP over Kurdish row

from Hurriyet Daily News
The main opposition party starts discussing the divisions within the party over the Kurdish issue…

The Meaning of the Turkish Cabinet Reshuffle

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reshuffled his cabinet, appointing four new ministers.

 

Former Istanbul governor Muammer Guler is the new interior minister, Omer Celik will become culture and tourism minister, Mehmet Muezzinoglu health minister, and Nabi Avci education minister.

Turkish PM changes Cabinet amid peace process

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish PM Erdoğan mixes up his Cabinet with four changes amid critical peace talks.

Cabinet to hold its first meeting since reshuffle

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish Cabinet will hold its first meeting today following a minor cabinet reshuffle

Nationalist Movement Party vows to resist peace talks

from Hurriyet Daily News
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli yesterday..

Erdogan?s Kurdish Issues

by Acturca
The National Interest (USA) January 28, 2013 Morton Abramowitz & Jessica Sims * Turkey?s political discussion changes quickly. Yesterday it was mostly Syria. Today it is making peace with Kurds. That has been a boon to prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan?s political standing?at least for the moment. 2012 marked the AKP?s ten-year anniversary as the

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