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BDP deputies on guest list for police ball

from Hurriyet Daily News

Peace and Democracy Party deputies Sırrı Süreyya Önder and Sebahat Tuncel..


English: Members of the Kurdistan Workers' Par...
English: Members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (Kurdish Partiya Karkerên, PKK) in Kurdistant/Iraq Kurdî / ?????: Gerîlayên Partiya Karkerên Kurdistanê (PKK) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkish government mulls new charter pact with BDP

from Hurriyet Daily News

The ruling AKP?s options for forming the new charter that might leave the party and the BDP alone in efforts. The three opstions include referendum


Öcalan ?trying his best,? PKK sees no easy pullout

from Hurriyet Daily News

Outlawed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan says he is working on a letter of withdrawal, but a militant leader on Kandil Mountain raises questions



Erdogan?s Kurdish gambit

by Acturca

Gulf Times (Qatar)  April 14, 2013, p. 32               Deutsch  Español  Français Sinan Ülgen *, Istanbul Conflict in the Middle East threatens not only the security of many of its states, but also their continued existence. Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and others, now gripped by sectarian fighting, risk fragmenting into ethnic


Turkey?s Second Kurdish Opening: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Another Failed Attempt?

by Acturca

German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 12, 2013 Ilter Turan * Following a rebellion in 1925, Turkish became the exclusive language of the Turkish educational system and the bureaucracy; organizing to express ethnicity in a political way was banned. These measures, in retrospect, did not lead to Turkification but instead to a recalcitrant


Turkish-Israeli Relations after the Apology

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 12, 2013 Bülent Aras * In March 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to the Turkish people for Israeli mistakes during the Mavi Marmara incident. U.S. President Barack Obama deserves the lion?s share of credit for mediating to mend the ties, but the leaders acted wisely


Turkish main opposition absence problem for commission

from Hurriyet Daily News

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party?s (PKK) imprisoned leader

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