Head of Peoples’ Democratic party raises fears after spate of clashes near Syrian border between Turkish nationalists and KurdsThe leader of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish political party has warned that the country is on the verge of civil war between state forces and militant Kurdish separatists. The remarks made by Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic party, followed scenes of violence and firebombing in Turkey last week, with hundreds of reported attacks by nationalist mobs on offices belonging to Demirtas’s party, known by the Turkish abbreviation HDP, as well as on ordinary Kurds.
Erdoğan’s fatwa-giver sees political parties as nuisance
“This piece is the product of a mindset which has failed to embrace democracy, pluralism and living together in peace with diversities within society,” Ayhan Kaya, director of the European Institute at Bilgi University, told Today’s Zaman. In his ..
Istanbul prosecutor bans latest edition from being distributed over charges of ‘insulting the Turkish president’, Tayyip Erdogan
Turkish police raided a magazine on Monday over a mocked-up “selfie” of a smiling president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, with the coffin of a soldier – an allusion to comments that families of soldiers killed by Kurdish rebels could be happy about their martyrdom.