Digital diplomacy (!) Davutoğlu follows CHP leader on Twitter… Politics roundup..

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has begun following Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Twitter, just a day before he was set to hold a new meeting with him as part of efforts aimed at forming a coalition government.
PKK leader says Turkey protecting IS

Cemil Bayik, the man currently leading the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, tells the BBC he believes Turkey is trying to protect the Islamic State group.
What do Kurds make of Turkey-PKK fighting?

Turkey’s Kurds tell how return to violence is affecting their lives
Outlawed PKK militants opened fire on a military helicopter in Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province, killing one soldier
Turkey’s Prime Ministry Coordination Center (BİMER) has taken no action against recruiters of ISIL, including the Suruç suicide bomber, according to a report by an inspection committee formed by several members from the Republican People’s Party (CHP), daily Cumhuriyet reported Aug 9.
Thousands gathered for a demonstration in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district on Aug. 9, to call for peace in an event organized by the Peace Bloc, which consists of around 80 civil society organizations and is supported by the HDP and some deputies from the CHP.
Hulusi Akar, the new general chief of staff, is coming to transform the Turkish Armed Forces, says a former member of the army. He is facing four challenges, including the fights against ISIL and the PKK, according to Metin Gürcan, a retired major

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