PKK withdrawal begins… Constitution commission agrees to continue work until July 1

PKK guerillas retreat. Photo by ANF
PKK guerillas retreat. Photo by ANF


Kurdish rebels begin withdrawal from Turkey

from Yahoo news

By Ayla Jean Yackley SEMDINLI, Turkey (Reuters) – Kurdish militants began their withdrawal from Turkey on Wednesday, a pro-Kurdish party leader told Reuters, advancing a peace process designed to end an insurgency which has killed 40,000 people and ravaged the region. Turkish security forces manned checkpoints along the mountainous border with Iraq, keeping up their guard as the agreed pullout ..



Planned PKK pullout heats up Turkey politics

from Yahoo news

Armed Kurdish group to begin withdrawing its forces as negotiations with Turkey continue despite political divides.


Turkey monitoring PKK withdrawal

ANKARA, Turkey, May 8 (UPI) — Turkish intelligence officials are monitoring the withdrawal of fighters from the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the deputy prime minister said.


How could the PKK?s withdrawal be a successful one?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Today will mark an historic development as around 1,000 armed terrorists will begin to retreat


Constitution Commission to work for two more months

A rejuvenated hope for the writing of a new Constitution has emerged, with Parliament?s Constitution Conciliation Commission



Hopes fade for charter consensus

from Hurriyet Daily News

President Abdullah Gül?s expression of hopelessness over Turkey?s much-anticipated parliamentary work to write a brand-new Constitution.



Constitution commission agrees to continue work until July 1

from Hurriyet Daily News

Parliament’s Constitution Conciliation Commission will continue to negotiate the drafting of a new charter two more months, the commission’s members announced


The Kurdish issue and the political parties

from Hurriyet Daily News

The AK Party?s role in the resolution of the Kurdish issue and the disarmament of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party.


?Wise people? face conflicted opposition

from Hurriyet Daily News

Wise People Commission members have had a difficult time discussing issues due to protests during their meetings, said Marmara region?s group president.


The charges of main opposition leader unreasonable: Justice Ministry

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Justice Ministry says that the main opposition leader?s claim that the judiciary was being used as a tool by the prime minister ?did not reflect the truth



Peace process first step to Great Kurdistan: Turkish main opposition

from Hurriyet Daily News

The leader of the main opposition party, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, has claimed that the ongoing..


We bargained for unified flag, country, state, nation, says Turkish minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

The peace process has seen no other negotiations than those aiming to keep Turkey unified under.


Can peace process cut high security budget?

from Hurriyet Daily News

The initiation of resolution process has spurred the claims that it will result in Turkey cutting its military spending


Peace process started because operations were not enough: Turkish Deputy PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

The government initiated the peace process after observing that PKK’s activities had not completely ceased despite operations by the security forces, Bülent Arınç said.


Charter panel results will be revealed May 3: Deputy PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said he expects Parliamentary Speaker to declare on May 3 the results of the Constitution Conciliation Commission?s works.



PKK withdrawal: What does it mean for Middle East?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Marking a new era in its fight against the Turkish state, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) announced a date.


End is near for Constitution Conciliation Commission

from Hurriyet Daily News

The work of Parliament’s Constitution Conciliation Commission is approaching its end, with Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek calling for a meeting on April 30.


Peace process is work of 11 years, says Turkish deputy prime minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

The ongoing peace process is an evolved stage of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)..


Unusual political figure now plays key role in PKK talks

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish public became familiar with Sırrı Süreyya Önder when he started writing daily.


Turkish PM negotiating with PKK leader for presidential system: CHP leader

from Hurriyet Daily News

The ongoing Kurdish peace process? primary aim is to implement the presidential system in Turkey, main opposition leader said.



New Constitution and BDP?s red lines

from Hurriyet Daily News

When the Head of the KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Board Murat Karayılan explained.


Erdoğan and Öcalan Begin Talks. A Paradigm Shift in Turkey?s Kurdish Policy and a New Strategy of the PKK

by Acturca

SWP Comments, 2013/C 13, April 2013, 8 Pages                       Deutsch Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Kevin Matthees & Günter Seufert * The ceasefire between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) is more than just a new attempt by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s administration to bring an end

Charter efforts failed, President Gül regrets

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said yesterday that he was sorry to observe that Turkey?s much-anticipated.

CHP initiates country-wide rallies to spread ?Democracy Manifesto?

The main opposition Republican People?s Party has decided to convene ‘Freedom and Democracy’ rallies all across the country to promote its ‘Democracy Manifesto.’

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