Heavy snow, earthquake in the Agean region..While gov?t-PKK peace talks continue.. Politics roundup…

Quake in Aegean Sea Shakes Turkey and Greece-ABC News

Heavy snow hits Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
An anticipated cold front from the Balkans brought heavy snow to the whole country today.


Turkey learning that jaw-jaw is better than war-war

from Yahoo news
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has reached the conclusion that there’s just no escaping negotiations with the leadership of the Kurdish underground.


Rhetoric of ‘victory’ harms peace process, says BDP head

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish government could harm a nascent peace process with.


Turkey makes game-changing move on Kurdish problem

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish government has made a game-changing move on the country?s chronic Kurdish problem

Kurdish deputies take bid for gov?t-PKK peace talks

from Hurriyet Daily News
The BDP gets involved on all fronts in an effort to produce peace in Turkey as talks.


Can peace process lead to amnesty?

from Hurriyet Daily News
The latest steps taken for a solution of the Kurdish issue may quickly transform.

Barzani ?very happy? over government and PKK talks

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish government?s recent initiative to end the terror problem and resolve the Kurdish question


CHP issues AKP new credit to solve terror problem: Main opposition leader

from Hurriyet Daily News
Main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said today


Turkish talks offer hope of peace with Kurdish militants

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by John Hooper

Jailed leader of PKK in negotiations over end to armed struggle, but does Abdullah Ocalan still have the power to deliver?

If you were looking for some new year cheer, you could do worse than look toward Turkey, with confirmation this weekend that talks between Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government and Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ party (PKK), are continuing and that the focus of the negotiations was getting the movement to lay down its arms.

Turkey’s AK Party Still Defies Easy Categorization

from Yahoo news

It’s been a decade since a coalition of Islamic and secular political parties formed the AKP, or Justice and Development Party, and swept to power in Turkey. Warnings from secular Turks about a secret agenda to impose Sharia law on the country proved groundless, and yet ten years into AKP rule, secular unease is on the rise again. European Union-style political and social reforms have ground to


Turkey: Is Showdown Brewing Between Erdoğan Government and Gülen Movement?

from EurasiaNet.org – Turkey by k_kumkova
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A tactical alliance in Turkey between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a movement headed by theologian Fetullah Gülen is unraveling. And the break-up is threatening to turn acrimonious.

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