‘Those who seek to preserve their dictatorship disrupted our peace’, Turkish PM says in Reyhanlı

During his Reyhanlı visit, Turkish PM Erdoğan accused al-Assad of being involved in the bombings

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Bumps on Erdoğan?s road to presidency

It seems 2014 will be a busy year not only for Turkish politicians but for Turkish voters as well.

 

Kurdish guards fear for jobs and lives when Turkey and PKK make peace

Paramilitaries reviled by compatriots face losing their livelihoods and possibly their lives if Ankara cuts them adrift at end of war

Sitting in front of a small stone cabin on top of a hill overlooking green valleys, with the snow-capped Hakkari mountain range in the background, two men in camouflage uniforms are busy making tea. An AK-47 leans against the wall.

AKP and BDP

Would Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan be able to pass the presidential system in Parliament.

What Next For The PKK?

Sebahat Tuncel has written an overview of the current state of the process of rapprochement between the Turkish government and the PKK (here) and the position taken by various groups, parties, and actors vis-a-vis this process. This is an important process for Turkey and for the region, but is fraught with the possibilities for wrong steps and failure. To help the process along, Tuncel suggests that international powers that, she writes, have meddled in these affairs before, should now step up to the plate and help solve them:

 

Transformation a la AKP

However it might be put, perhaps thanks to the ruling Justice and Development Party.

CHP pulls motion of censure against Turkish PM

Parliament?s General Assembly was set to debate a motion of censure

 

No problem in PKK pullout: BDP

There are no problems or obstructions regarding the withdrawal of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party.

Islamic scholar Gülen asked government to be more careful: Deputy PM Arınç

Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen asked the Turkish government to be more careful in regional and international issues, Deputy PM Bülent Arınç said.

BREAKINGVIEWS-Erdogan keeps keys to Turkey’s long-term future

(The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinionsexpressed are her own) By Una Galani DUBAI, May 21 (Reuters Breakingviews) – The modern face ofTurkey’s largest city and financial heart is on full display toanyone sitting on the open-air terrace of a trendy upscale caféalong the Bosporus in Istanbul. Carpaccio and wine are served,as house music contends with the call to prayer from

Turkish PM sues opposition leader for one million in compensation

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a million Turkish Liras lawsuit

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