Politics roundup: Tense days over the Peace process…

Turkey faces pressure to advance Kurdish militant peace process

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish party is pressing Ankara to advance a peace process with Kurdish militants before a parliament recess, drawing a government accusation on Friday that it was exploiting unrelated unrest to extract concessions. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters began pulling out of Turkish territory to bases in northern Iraq last month under a


Turkey sees economic gains of peace process

Turkey has begun to see positive economic impacts of the peace process combined with the incentive system in the eastern regions in the first five months of this year, the official data show

Turkish government, Kurds in intense talks over legal steps

The co-chairs of the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), Selahattin Demirtaş and Gültan Kışanak.

Nationalist leader slams ongoing peace process saying, ‘Our last word won’t resemble Taksim’

MHP’s leader Devlet Bahçeli has urged the revival of the debate of PKK’s withdrawal, adding that the protests in Turkey were diverting the attention away from the resolution process.


Turkish Intelligence provincial chief accused of failing to prevent Reyhanlı bombings

A Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) provincial chief, who was previously accused by the Turkish daily Taraf

Dollar hits all-time high against Turkish Lira, stock exchange plunges after FED remarks

The U.S. Dollar reached an all-time high at 1.9290 Turkish Liras while Turkey?s stock exchange.

Turkish deputy PM denies claims of resignation

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç denied reports claiming he attempted

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