Report says More than 1,500 people injured by Turkish security forces in 2014… Önder says Öcalan writing historic letter for Nevruz…

More than 1,500 people injured by Turkish security forces in 2014, says report

Some 1,539 people, including 112 children, were injured by Turkey’s security forces at protests in 2014, while 11,262 people were detained, including 241 refugees, a recent report has revealed
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A much-anticipated letter from jailed outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan that will be read out during Nevruz celebrations in Diyarbakır will be “historic,” according to Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Istanbul deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder
Turkish Foreign Ministry says the human rights report adopted by the European Parliament, which calls for the recognition of 1915 events as genocide, lacks historical reality and legal basis
Policy Notes (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) No.23, March 2015 Soner Cagaptay * Arab Spring success stories have generally not been easy to come by. One, however, may be playing out in a regional non-Arab state, Turkey, where ties between the Turks and their adversary, the Kurds, have been improving. Signs of the
An agent who helped three British schoolgirls cross into Syria to join ISIL was also working as a courier to transfer money to jihadists
Report (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale – ISPI) March 5, 2015 Edited by Valeria Talbot After a turbulent year both on the domestic  and regional levels and on the eve of crucial  parliamentary elections, it seems that Turkey’s  ‘success story’ has waned. The Justice and  Development Party (AKP), led by Recep Tayyip  Erdogan, […] – Berivan Orucoglu Berivan Orucoglu is an award-winning Turkish journalist – Dec 30, 2013, 11:50 AM – At one of his public events earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took a moment to reflect on an incident that supposedly occurred during anti-government protests two years ago. “A mother was harassed in Kabatas during – The Editorial Board – Mar 13 – The website of Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledges that NATO has played a “central role” in the country’s security and insists that Turkey, which became a member in 1952, “attaches utmost importance” to it.
A court has ordered President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to pay 10,000 Turkish Liras to the artist responsible for a sculpture in the northeastern province of Kars, which he had demanded the removal of and described as a “monstrosity.”

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