Turkish state finally allows Funerals of 13 YPG/YPJ waiting in the border for more than 10 days… “7.5-year prison sentence sought for 18 Turkish journalists…

Funerals of 13 YPG/YPJ members were delivered to their families while 11 funerals are still being kept in Mürşitpınar border gate, near Syria.
Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has prepared an indictment against 18 journalists who are accused of ‘making propaganda for a terrorist organization,’ asking the court to jail them for up to 7.5 years.
The district governor of Yüksekova district of Hakkari has shared security footages of an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack on the District Police Directorate’s Facebook page
According to the Turkish Statistical Institute, the number of children who were taken to security units increased 6.2% in comparison with 2013.
The European Union has expressed “deep concern” about recent violence between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and urged Ankara to issue a “proportionate” response to avoid endangering the peace process
The title of this column on June 13, just a week after the June 7 parliamentary elections, read “An Erdoğan-Bahçeli coalition for early polls?,” questioning similarities on initial reactions of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli.

Mevlüt Çavusoğlu says the arrival in the country of US aircraft and drones means action against Isis in northern Syria is imminent


Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has rejected allegations his party served as a political mouthpiece for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and defined retaliations against the Suruç massacre as “dirty” acts in an interview with the British daily Financial Times.
Why is Turkey bombing the Kurds?

Given interlocking domestic, regional, and international developments, the AKP has launched attacks on ISIS and the PKK, the latter evidently being the main target, with four main objectives.

PYD checkpoint in Afrin during Syrian Kurdistan rebellion, 2012. PYD checkpint in Afrin during Syrian Kurdistan rebellion, 2012.Wikiommons/ScottBobb. Some rights reserved.’War is the continuation of politics by other means’, Clausewitz famously remarked. Nowhere is this maxim better in display than in Turkey’s current dual-offensive against the ‘Islamic State’, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The nationalist party leader backed his remarks accusing the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) voters who are “sipping their whiskies in their seaside residences along the Bosphorus” as “dishonorable.”

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