Turkey artists demand an end to divisive language

June 29, 2013 5:54 PM ANKARA (AFP) – Turkey’s artists, journalists and authors including Nobel laurate Orhan Pamuk on Saturday placed a full-page ad in several newspapers, calling on the government to end divisive language and stop polarising the country.
Lice clashes are the Kurdish version of Gezi Park: Ruling AKP spokesman

The clashes in southeastern Diyarbakır’s Lice district aimed to ‘disrupt’ the ongoing Kurdish peace process, AKP’s Spokesman Hüseyin Çelik says
Germany-Turkey diplomatic dispute intensifies

BERLIN (AP) ? A diplomatic dispute over Turkey’s EU membership bid and a crackdown on demonstrations in the country intensified Friday as Germany summoned the Turkish ambassador over comments made by a minister about Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The End of Turkey’s Europeanization?

With European Union accession talks stalled, progress turning back and protesters in the streets, Turkish integration into Europe seems dead. Tuba Eldem counts the ways that Erdogan’s Turkey has turned sharply away from Europe after an initial strong push to join
Hundreds mourn demonstrator killed in Lice clashes during funeral

Hundreds of Kurds marched chanting anti-government slogans at the funeral on June 29 of a demonstrator killed by security forces in Diyarbakır’s Lice district.
Four inspectors commissioned to investigate Lice clashes: Turkish Interior Ministry

Two state and two gendarmerie inspectors have been commissioned to investigate clashes between villagers and soldiers in Diyarbakır’s Lice district
Peace and Democracy Party co-chair calls for removal of Lice gendarmerie commander

BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has called for the removal of the gendarmerie commander of Diyarbakır’s Lice district after the deadly clashes, urging ‘sensitivity’

Le miracle du Bosphore attendra

Le Monde (France)  jeudi 27 juin 2013, p. 21 par Arnaud Leparmentier C?était un temps où l?on pouvait encore rêver d?Europe. C?était avant 2005 et le non français à la Constitution européenne. Avant la crise de l?euro. Dany Cohn-Bendit rêvait mieux que les autres. « L?Europe est une suite de miracles », chantait en 2004


The soul and spirit of the Copenhagen criteria

The European Union is the most successful ever peace project. On a continent that fought so many wars

Messages to Erdoğan from a European friend

The Justice and Development Party (AK Party) had won the November 3, 2002 general elections.

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