MEMO FROM DIYARBAKIR; Turkey Renews Focus on Ending Its Long Conflict With Kurds

from NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO; Sebnem Arsu contributed reporting from Diyarbakir, and Ceylan Yeginsu from Istanbul.


One of the region?s most intractable conflicts may be nearing a close, thanks to the determination of the prime minister, yet ending violence will not end tension

Turkish PM Erdoğan slams opposition parties over ?peace talks?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized opposition parties.

Turkish PM Erdoğan continues harsh criticism of media

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today maintained his angry criticism.

İmralı leak fuels political fight over press freedom

from Hurriyet Daily News
The media cannot hide behind freedom of the press if it upsets the country?s ?national interests,? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said yesterday.

Turkish PM?s media criticism concerning: International Press Institute

from Hurriyet Daily News
Harsh criticism by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip

Is serious journalism still possible?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Almost exactly the same time as Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan was grilling daily Milliyet.

Leaking politics

from Hurriyet Daily News
Another bomb was blasted on the path of the peace process, when documents of the recent talks.

Kışanak: PKK Will Release State Officers

from Bianet :: English
“We have met KCK Executive Secretary Murat Karayılan in Qandil Mountain who pledged the release of Turkish state officers captured in 2011,” Peace and Democracy Party Co-Chairperson Kışanak said.

Turkey: The prisoner on Imrali

from FT.com – Analysis
Ankara is negotiating directly with the Kurds to end a deadly conflict but doubts about the prospects for a historic deal linger. By Daniel Dombey

When Peace Is a Bigger Threat Than Insurgency

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
In an unprecedented move after three decades of PKK insurgency and violent retaliation by the Turkish military that has killed more than 40,000 people, the Turkish government is talking to the PKK about peace. Official talks between the Turkish government and the PKK through its jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan are proceeding despite what appear to be attempts within the PKK to stop them (the recent assassinations of three Kurdish women activists in Paris, including an important figure close to Ocalan) and opposition in Turkish parliament.

Turks and Kurds look to Good Friday accords as template for peace

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ian Traynor
Both sides visit London, Belfast and Dublin to learn methodology and psychology that led to negotiations breakthrough
While Turkish and Kurdish leaders wait for the music to start in their fragile “peace process”, they have already jointly taken to the dance floor, warily exploring whether enemies can become partners.

Whose heads will roll after ?Apoleaks??

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Ankara visit of the new US Secretary of State John Kerry took place on an interesting day.

Does BDP favor presidential system?

from Hurriyet Daily News
The echoes of the meeting held by Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) deputies Pervin Buldan

Turkey’s Erdogan rules out amnesty for Kurdish rebels

Turkish PM Erdoğan regrets lack of support from opposition for resolution

from Hurriyet Daily News

In the last two decades, both governments and opposition parties have preferred postponing.

 

Turkish PM slams media over Kurdish talks leak, denounces ‘dark operation’

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish PM Erdoğan blasted on March 2 the leak to the Turkish press of details of a meeting between the jailed leader of PKK..

PKK could release captives in the next 10 days: BDP co-chair

from Hurriyet Daily News
Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) co-chair Gültan Kışanak said that the captives abducted by the PKK could be freed in the next 10 days.

Turkish PM Erdoğan, PKK leader Öcalan are Siamese twins: Nationalist leader

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

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