PKK?s withdrawal to start as of April 25… a politics roundup…

PKK?s withdrawal to start as of April 25, following statement from senior figures in Kandil: BDP deputy

from Hurriyet Daily News

The withdrawal of PKK militants from Turkish soil will start April 25..

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)


PKK to ?withdraw, lay down arms soon?

from Hurriyet Daily News

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) will soon start to withdraw from..


Turkey?s recent Kurdish opening: opportunities and the challenges ahead

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Müjge Küçükkeleş and Selin Bölme

The opportunity for a peaceful settlement of Turkey’s Kurdish question came as a surprise to many observers, announced as it was in the middle of a period of growing tension. But despite support by both parties, ambiguities that could undermine the whole process subsist.


PKK withdrawal to start in eight to 10 days: BDP deputy Önder

from Hurriyet Daily News

The withdrawal of PKK militants from Turkish soil may sta

Turkish President Gül walks with a huge crowd in the eastern Turkish province of Muş before having a tea break, marking a first ever state visit in 29 years. AA photo


Erdogan: Opposition parties in Turkey will fade away

from Yahoo news

ANKARA, Turkey, April 19 (UPI) — Turkey’s opposition parties will fade away if a peaceful settlement is negotiated in the Kurdish conflict, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.


AKP Appoints Its Members For Resolution Commission

from Bianet :: English

AKP administration appointed its share of members for the resolution commission, a parliamentary delegation that will investigate means of social peace and determine on the resolution process in Turkey’s Kurdish problem.


Investors flock to east in hopes of Kurdish peace

from Hurriyet Daily News

Fresh hopes for a peaceful solution to Turkey?s Kurdish issue have attracted investors? attention to the eastern and southeastern provinces.

Huge crowd greets President Gül in Muş

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Abdullah Gül was welcomed by a large crowd during a visit yesterday to the eastern province of Muş, a first by a Turkish president in 29 years.


“CHP Returned to Nationalist Votes”

from Bianet :: English

Ayşen Uysal, an associate professor of Public Administration at Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi, said that CHP started adopting a nationalist tone as its party leader Kılıçdaroğlu was convinced by the nationalist wing.

A call to engender Turkey?s peace process

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Yakin Erturk

Turkey?s agenda for peace aims to overcome the decades-old Kurdish question and raise democratic standards. While welcoming this initiative, Yakin Ertürk questions whether the end of conflict will bring peace to women if gender equality issues are not adequately addressed


Irrevocable articles still disputed at charter panel

from Hurriyet Daily News

Two-day long negotiations at Parliament?s Constitution Conciliation Commission over the ?preamble?


13.4 million Kurds in Turkey, report says

from Hurriyet Daily News

There are 13.4 million Kurds living in Turkey, representing 17.7 percent of the population.


Turkish PM slams those criticize works of Wise Persons

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey?s opposition is failing to match the government?s constructive attitude toward pursuing peace


Turkish opposition leader responds to criticisms over stance in Kurdish issue

from Hurriyet Daily News

Opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli said taking to the streets.

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