EFD Rights Watch: Hunger Strikes seems to have ended after Öcalan’s call, 5 more soldiers killed today, illegal police documentation in Tunceli…

PKK leader calls for end of hunger strikes

from Hurriyet Daily News
Outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan.

Hunger strikes unacceptable in democracies: Rapporteur

from Hurriyet Daily News
Ria Oomen-Ruijten, the European Parliament?s Turkey rapporteur, has harshly.

Kurd militants end hunger strike in Turkey, deal seen

from Yahoo news
ISTANBUL/DIYARBAKIR (Reuters) – Hundreds of Kurdish militants ended a hunger strike in jails across Turkey on Sunday after an appeal from their leader, fuelling hopes a deal had been struck that could revive talks to end a decades-old conflict. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan called on his supporters to end their protest after holding a series of talks with Turkish MIT .


Is Öcalan the Key to Negotiations with Turkey?

from Global Voices Online by Ruwayda Mustafah Rabar
Hundreds of Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike in Turkey for 67 days. As their health has continued to worsen, politicians around the world have raised an eyebrow or two. There has been numerous solidarity protests around Europe, and 24-hour hunger strikes by Kurdish politicians were declared in support of those on hunger strike. They demanded an end to a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party Abdullah Öcalan’s isolation, and to allow the use of the Kurdish language in public spaces without discrimination. None of these demands have been met, but surprisingly a statement from Öcalan has been made, where he calls for an end to hunger strikes according to his brother Mehmet Öcalan.


Five soldiers killed in clashes in eastern Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
Five soldiers have been killed while another was left wounded in clashes with suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan…

Journalist returns to Turkey after captivity in Syria

from Hurriyet Daily News
A Turkish journalist captured by Syrian forces while covering fighting.


Illegal police documentation of Tunceli residents revealed

from Hurriyet Daily News
Security forces in the eastern city of Tunceli are accused of keeping personal files on hundreds of locals. Data on files include the locals? eye and hair colors

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