As we saw with the recent Nevruz incidents, there is tremendous tension in southeastern Turkey that is just waiting for the right time to be exploited. Any solution to the Kurdish question seems to be far away right now. My intention in this piece, though, is not a lengthy analysis of the Kurdish question, nor to explain the obstacles, which are so obviously numerous.
Trials against Kurdish politicians Aysel Tuğluk and Ahmet Türk, Co-Chairs of the Democratic Society Congress, are still pending in Ankara and Diyarbakır. Tuğluk is facing 70 years behind bars in the Diyarbakır trial and another five years from the Ankara procedures.
Young Civilians taunt İstanbul Bar Association with banner Today’s Zaman Members of the anti-militarist and anti-coup civil society group the Young Civilians protested lawyers from the İstanbul Bar Association, who were demonstrating against the ongoing trial into Ergenekon, a clandestine group charged with plotting to
TÜBİTAK eventually issued a report on the footage of a bank’s security camera that supposedly captured the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalists Hrant Dink. Plaintiff lawyer Halavurt described the report as “contradictory” and “incomprehensible”.