Turkey’s Kurdish peace bid ‘lost on way to printers’

Turkish PM Davutoğlu said two pages about the Kurdish peace bid were accidentally lost while his party’s electoral manifesto was being sent to the printing press, stirring fresh controversy with the HDP, which is focused on the Kurdish problem
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan chaired a cabinet meeting April 20 for the third time since he was elected president, with the Ağrı incident and electorate security at the top of the agenda
CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has called Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek’s bluff shortly after the latter said he would vote for the CHP if it could prove its ability to find the financial sources
Turkey’s main opposition social democrat leader sounded convinced that his party would resolve the decades-old Kurdish issue through transparency, as he said the existing government-led resolution process has been run “behind closed doors.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has “strongly” condemned an April 18 armed attack on the Ankara headquarters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Well-known Turkish Roma singer Kibariye has praised the Turkish prime minister for being an “itsy-bitsy chirpy prime minister, just like me,” after a meeting with Ahmet Davutoğlu over the rights and demands of Roma people in Turkey.
Counter-punch: why Turkey’s ban on PKK documentary North is a waste of time

The Istanbul film festival screening of a film about the Kurdistan Workers’ party was cancelled after the Turkish ministry of culture complained – and now more people will see it than ever

Jailed defendants are being heard in the lawsuit about the workplace murder that killed 301 workers.
The World Bank has said uncertainty related to the June elections continues to affect investors’ sentiments toward the Turkish economy and urged the strong need for key structural reforms in its regular economic brief on April 17
BirGün newspaper journalist İnce on trial for insulting then PM Erdoğan and son Bilal Erdoğan has been fined 10,620 TL for “offending persons’ honor, reputation and respectability”. The court did not abate the sentence because İnce was not seen to “show regret”.
The suspects in Turkey’s worst-ever mine disaster denied responsibility for the 2014 accident during the fifth hearing on April 20, precipitating anger among the families of the 301 victims in the courthouse

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