Turkey Today: Nevruz comes with Ceasefire, Pressure on Media more than ever, Grave state of Ergenekon Case…

Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan declares ceasefire with Turkey

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch

PKK leader makes historic gesture to end 30-year Kurdish war, stressing need ‘to solve arms problem without losing another life’

Kurdish separatists in Turkey are poised today to take the most critical step yet in efforts to end a 30-year conflict with the Turkish state when they call a ceasefire.


Newroz 2013 : la foule à Siverek, la neige (et la foule aussi) à Hakkari.

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Cette fois les Urfa Haber n’ont pas escamoté son W à Newroz (comme la plupart des médias turcs (pas tous) continuent  de le faire, toujours aussi coincés malgré le processus de paix).  Et les images sont impressionnantes :  il y avait foule à Siverek pour fêter Newroz 2013.


Hundreds of thousands gather in Diyarbakır for Nevruz

from Hurriyet Daily News

Around 200,000 people gathered in Diyarbakır?s Nevruz Park in the early hours of the morning.


Erdoğan?s negotiations with the PKK and the Syrian Kurds

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Syrian opposition elected their first prime minister at an Istanbul meeting.

The Nevruz threshold for Turkey?s future

from Hurriyet Daily News

I was trying not to make a single move as the policemen literally kicked blood out of my legs as I felt.


Turquie: Erdogan fait le pari risqué de la paix avec les Kurdes

by Acturca

Agence France Presse, Mercredi 20 mars 2013 Par Burak Akinci, Ankara En acceptant de discuter avec le « terroriste » honni Abdullah Öcalan, le Premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan s?est engagé à mettre un terme au conflit kurde, un pari risqué mais qui pourrait faire de lui, selon les analystes, le « Lincoln de la Turquie ». Concrétisation



PKK leader?s message will be read in Kurdish and Turkish: BDP

from Hurriyet Daily News

The message sent by the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK)

BDP condemns attacks on ministry and AKP HQ in Ankara, warns of provocation

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) condemned today simultaneous attacks targeting the Justice

Blast Hits AKP Headquarters, Justice Ministry

from Bianet :: English

Explosions hit Turkey’s Justice Ministry building and governing AKP headquarters on Tuesday night, a series of attacks later on claimed by DHKP-C organization


Double bomb attack in Ankara targets ?resolution process?: Turkish PM Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News

The double attack against AKP headquarters and the Justice Ministry aimed to damage the ongoing “resolution process”.


Turkey ‘s ‘secret-keeper’: spy chief Hakan Fidan

from Yahoo news

The head of Turkish intelligence, Hakan Fidan, is the driving force behind the state’s clandestine peace talks with a jailed Kurdish rebel chief that aim to end a bloody three-decade insurgency.


Fraternity main theme in leaders? Nevruz calls

from Hurriyet Daily News

Messages marking the spring holiday Nevruz, which will be celebrated today, offered an opportunity.

Wise-men commission may gather outside Parliament

from Hurriyet Daily News

The government is likely to take concrete steps next week to form a ?wise men?s commission?



Turkish gov?t rescuing the PKK, convicting military: Nationalist leader

from Hurriyet Daily News

Prosecutors? demands, released on March 18, for aggravated life imprisonment of


Main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu criticizes Ergenekon prosecutors

Hurriyet Daily News

?I apologize to respectable and fair judges and prosecutors for calling those judges and prosecutors [of the Ergenekon case] judges and prosecutors. We will settle accounts sooner or later with judges and prosecutors who destroyed the notion of justice


Ergenekon coup plot similar to Gladio, prosecutors say

Hurriyet Daily News

?’Ergenekon,’ is the name of a secret organization in Turkey, like counter guerrilla groups in Europe, according to the evidence belonging to the Ergenekon terror organization,? read the final opinion, prepared by the public prosecutors Mehmet Ali

Daily Milliyet parts ways with prominent journalist Cemal after İmralı leaks debate

from Hurriyet Daily News

Columnist Hasan Cemal has quit writing for daily Milliyet after the Turkish newspaper refused.


PEN Turkey continues to fight freedom of speech

from Hurriyet Daily News

?At present, Turkey is still a wonderful country for tourists, but it is becoming

At Least 575 Children Killed in Turkey in 2012

from Bianet :: English

A recent report released by a migration organization indicated that 5285 children were hit by right abuses in Turkey in 2012 with at least 575 cases concerning right to life.


Ergenekon coup case suspects dismiss prosecutor’s demand for life imprisonment

Hurriyet Daily News

The suspects in the alleged Ergenekon coup-plot case have rejected the prosecutor’s demand of aggravated life imprisonment for dozens in the trial, including retired and active generals, journalists and other military officers, declaring the probe to

Prosecutors Charge Retired Generals with Life Sentence

from Bianet :: English

Turkey’s Ergenokon trial reached its 281th hearing yesterday, with prosecutors summing up their case to seek life sentences for 64 defendants including retired generals and an ex-military chief.

Turkey Found Guilty For Torture

from Bianet :: English

The European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty for inflicting torture on Ayhan Mimtaş, ordering the Turkish state to pay 12,750 euros as damages.

Looking at Parliament?s monitoring function from Uludere

from Hurriyet Daily News

You will remember that on Dec. 28, 2011, 34 citizens, most of whom were very young, died as a result.

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