The government has paved the way for Turkish Land Forces soldiers to be used to intervene in acts of terrorism and public incidents, as tension grows in the country, with 30 Turkish security forces recently killed in three separate attacks in three days by the outlawed PKK militants in Turkey’s southeast.

Turkey’s Military Rulers

President Erdogan’s pursuit of autocratic power has succeeded only in putting the generals back in the driver’s seat.

Policeman poses with protester amid assault targeting Hürriyet

Daily Hürriyet columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz published the following photo and article on Sept. 11, after the newspaper’s Istanbul headquarters was pelted with stones by club-swinging protesters
Contacts between major and minor political parties have intensified in recent days, amid preparations for Turkey’s upcoming snap Nov. 1 election
A man has been sentenced to electronically-monitored home arrest for allegedly defaming President Erdoğan following a prosecutor’s objection to his release after he was detained over the same charge
Sweden’s FM Margot Wallström has called HDP co-chair Demirtaş and voiced her concerns over recent attacks against the party, as well as the siege of Cizre in southeastern Şırnak province where a curfew entered its eight day
The Turkish government brushed aside calls by opposition parties to lift the week-long curfew in Cizre in the southeastern province of Şırnak, as it also insisted on blocking members of parliament from entering the area.
The Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has condemned a second physical attack in less than 48 hours targeting daily Hürriyet’s HQ in Istanbul, as well as an attack on daily Sabah, with the group’s national committee calling for an “end to impunity.”
Minister of the Interior explained 69 party headquarters have been attacked for three days and they won’t allow HDP delegation enter Cizre district.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Zana, a leading figure in the Kurdish political movement, said she will begin a hunger strike over the recent clashes
Erospolis interviews a mysterious stranger who talks about the ‘operating model’ for successful raids and the makings of a true vandal
The European Parliament has condemned an upsurge in violence in Turkey and called on Turkish political leaders to work toward social peace

Why is Turkey-PKK fight escalating?

What lies behind Turkish conflict with PKK?

While EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Turkey on Wednesday (9 September), the leader of the country’s main pro-Kurdish party warned that the country was being dragged into a “civil war” following a wave of attacks on its offices by nationalists.

HDP leader Selahattin Demirtas says Kurds are facing a “campaign of lynching” after wave of attacks by nationalists.
With one day to go until its general convention on Sept. 12, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been rocked by news that Binali Yıldırım, one of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s closest aides, is testing the waters for a leadership challenge to AKP head and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu

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