Turkey’s “wise people” chosen by the government… A politics roundup..


Government selects prominent figures for ‘wise people’ list to help on peace process

from Hurriyet Daily News

Artists, a musician, a large group of journalists, academics, intellectuals and representatives from NGO’s were included..

Wise Men” List Announced

from Bianet :: English

Turkey’s “wise men” list – a group of 63 prominent journalists, authors, artists and NGO representatives – has been announced this morning. The list only included 12 women compared to 41 men.

Turkish government reveals 63 names as ‘wise people’ to help Kurdish peace process

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey?s group of ?wise people,? which will take an active role in the country?s recent efforts…

AKP offers change in ?irrevocable? articles of current Constitution

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Justice and Development Party has formed its draft proposal for the new charter, which suggests changes in the irrevocable sections of the current Constitution.


Charter commission aim to agree by April 8

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Constitution Conciliation Commission, which gathered in an extraordinary session has determined to search for a consensus until April 8.

Turkish President Gül warns of failure in new charter effort

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish political parties have failed to improve their performance in ongoing efforts to write the country?s new charter…

Black, white forces exists, Turkish military says

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish General Staff confirmed for the first time yesterday the existence of a special operational team.

S&P raise not fair, nor scientific: Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Standard & Poor?s move to raise Turkey?s sovereign credit rating…


Turkish nationalism vs. Turkey nationalism

from Hurriyet Daily News

Since the beginning of this year, Turkish politics has been in a very interesting state of mind.

Kurds, Turkey Face Impasse Over Withdrawal

from Yahoo news

Turkey ‘s peace process with Kurdish militants faces a hurdle as the rebels demand legal protection to prevent any military attack on them during their planned withdrawal after decades of fighting, a call rejected by the government. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) declared a cease-fire with Turkey last month in response to an order from its jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan after months of talks


Nationalist party leader accuses ruling AKP of having ?church in heart?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has harshly criticized the government.

Turkey Estimates 2,000 PKK Fighters

from Yahoo News Photos

ANKARA [MENL]– The Turkish intelligence community has determined that up to 2,000 Kurdish rebels were operating in the country. Copyrights 2008, Middle East Newsline.


Who Goes…Who Stays | PKK Camps

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


According to intelligence reports, there are an estimated 600 PJAK terrorists and nearly 4,000 PKK members in northern Iraq.


Guest post: Turkey’s peace dividend

Financial Times (blog)

For the last three decades Turkey’s eastern and south-eastern regions have struggled to attract investment because of the annual violence and terror attacks on oil and gas pipeline infrastructure that also disrupted the country’s energy supplies

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