Report: Ergenekon is our reality
Turkish NGOs defend Ergenekon investigation with report
complete report can be accessed here.
Bulwark polemic in Turkish politics (!)
TESEV?s Kurban: Solving Kurdish problem would bring more votes to AK Party
Symbolism in present-day Turkish politics: Between CHP-esque and AK Party-ish by KLAUSJURGENS
12 more Releases in Sledgehammer Investigation
PKK?s strategy and the European Charter of Local Self-Government by EMREUSLU
Can the Turkish opposition kick out Erdogan?
A few months back, I had a pleasant lunch at a Turkish restaurant in Dupont Circle with representatives of a nascent Turkish political party, TDH. The party billed itself as a Western-oriented alternative to the ruling AKP party — and also as more dynamic and forward-looking than the CHP, the opposition party that has been the traditional home of secular Turks. It turned out to be a short-lived venture: Today, party leader Mustafa Sarigul announced that he was abandoning his plans to establish TDH as an independent political party, and would throw his support behind the CHP is Turkey’s 2011 general election.
MHP and Bahçeli?s attitude
The 3CHP, 0.5AKP, 1MHP, 0.2BDP?formula by HERKÜL MİLLAS
Shifting Turkish border is unrealistic, experts say
A subcontractor PKK
Career military forces to protect Turkey’s borders, General Staff says
The priorities have changed
The dramatic escalation of Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) violence and its emotional aftermath has changed the country?s priorities.
The graph of optimism, expectations and openness related to the Kurdish initiative has been constantly downhill since late last autumn.
All the parties involved have their share of blame for the situation today:
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) government for its failure to prepare a clear roadmap and for the lack of not being (able to be) inclusive of the (high) judiciary in the agreement it has reached with the top command on various aspects of the initiative.