After all, like Fazel Hawramy says “Turkey would rather jail journalists than address the Kurdish question. A Turkish politics roundup

Turkey would rather jail journalists than address the Kurdish question | Fazel Hawramy

from World news: Turkey | by Fazel Hawramy
The state has too long shaped the Kurdish issue as one of terrorism. About 100 journalists are now in prison ? it must end
Turkey has put 44 Kurdish journalists on trial this week in what Reporters without Borders called the “criminalisation of critical and activist journalism”.

No change in inner circle: PM

from Hurriyet Daily News
Prime Minister Erdoğan tells a group of journalists that he will not reshuffle or make changes within the party administration during the Sept 30 convention. The ?skeleton of the AKP team? will remain intact, he says

Protection for gay rights vetoed

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s ruling Justice and Development Party vetoes a proposal that aims to bring in constitutional protection for gay rights. ?We don?t find it right to have an expression concerning gays,? an AKP deputy says


Turkey: Will Kurdish Rights Be Hurt by a Hug?

from – Turkey by k_kumkova
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A government-backed campaign to strip nine Kurdish MPs of their immunity from prosecution could take Turkey back to the future in its decades-long conflict over Kurdish rights.


Armory blast ’99 percent sabotage,’ Turkish opposition leader claims

from Hurriyet Daily News
The cause of an explosion at a munitions depot which killed 25 soldiers on Sept. 5 in the western province of Afyonkarahisar was ’99 percent’ sure to be sabotage


Toward an AKP-MHP Constitution?

from Hurriyet Daily News
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has cut all political contact


Erdoğan shifts to a harder Kurdish policy

from Hurriyet Daily News
Either stay in the Parliament and earn respect, or go to the Kandil Mountains

AKP moves to steal CHP strongholds

from Hurriyet Daily News
Seeking to end the main opposition CHP?s influence in the coastal areas, the ruling AKP is readying a new bill.

PM calls on judiciary to nix BDP immunity

from Hurriyet Daily News
The images showing BDP members with outlawed militants ?amount to a very serious criminal complaint,? says the PM, calling on the justice system to take action


No government plans for ?election economics?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek has said his ministry will not implement ‘election economics,’ so that the upcoming local elections

Turkey: The PKK and a Kurdish Settlement

by Acturca

Europe Report (International Crisis Group) N° 219, 42 p. Istanbul/Brussels, 11 September 2012 Turkey?s Kurdish conflict is becoming more violent, with more than 700 dead in fourteen months, the highest casualties in thirteen years. Prolonged clashes with militants in the south east, kidnappings and attacks on civilians suggest hardliners are gaining the upper hand in

Bitter cost of fighting between PKK, military

from Hurriyet Daily News

2012 has been a bloody year so far in the battle between the military and the PKK as hundreds of militants and dozens of soldiers have been killed during the battle

AKP-BDP conflict could cause by-election

from Hurriyet Daily News
Saying ?we will do what is necessary in the Parliament,? Prime Minister Recep

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