Turkish lira at historic low… Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkey’s currency has sunk to a series of historic lows during the past month as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pressures the central bank to ease monetary policy (AFP Photo/Tarik Tinazay)
Several stakeholders of Turkey’s resolution process reacted to PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan called for a PKK congress in spring to decide on quitting arms and 10 measures. Here is a compilation by bianet English.
Interior Minister Efkan Ala has addressed National Intelligence Organization members for the responsibility of leaking recordings in 2011 about secret talks between PKK and Turkish officials
Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced undersecretaries from relevant ministries would be appointed in order to replace the ministers of the interior, justice and transportation ministries, who have to procedurally resign from their posts as part of a constitutional obligation designed to ensure a neutral election environment
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Marie Harf has said the U.S. welcomes all steps in support of a peaceful resolution to the Kurdish issue
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has said Turkey “mistakenly” declared inaccurate coordinates for long-distance dangerous areas over Aegean Sea and canceled the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM)
A Turkish man, who is allegedly involved in the trafficking of jihadists on the Turkey-Syria border, has also been accused of forcing underage Syrian refugees into prostitution.
Security footage has emerged appearing to show two police officers firing tear gas canisters from close range at a crowd during the summer 2013 Gezi Park protests, which hit research assistant Burak Ünveren and left him blind in his left eye
PM Davutoğlu has insistently argued that the latest call by the jailed leader of PKK does not outline a precondition and is an explicit declaration of intent for the PKK’s disarmament.
Students at Bingöl University in southeastern Turkey have begun a hunger strike to protest “unfair” disciplinary proceedings initiated by the administration against students who issued press statements on the university’s campus.
Among these 32 people, Murat Ülker, the chairman of Yıldız Holding, was ranked the richest person from Turkey

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