Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has condemned the violence that has enveloped the country and resulted in numerous attacks against his party’s buildings, warning perpetrators about the consequences of their actions.
‘We could crush you like a fly if we want. We have been merciful until today and you are still alive,’ said Cem Küçük, a pro-AKP columnist of daily Star, said in an article addressing daily Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan
Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has become the first senior government official to condemn consecutive violent attacks targeting daily Hürriyet, describing them as “very awful.”
The United States Embassy to Turkey has expressed its concerns over violent demonstrations in Turkey and condemned attacks against political parties and ethnic groups.
A newscaster working for a local TV channel in the Marmara province of Bursa has reported in military uniform, in a move to stand by the security forces fighting against the outlawed PKK in the country’s eastern and southeastern regions.
— HDP English (@HDPenglish) September 9, 2015
The co-chairs of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have accused the government over increasing violence in Turkey’s southeastern and eastern provinces and against HDP branch offices
Turkey’s opposition parties and media have both been subjected to slings and arrows thrown by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who suggested the stance they have displayed in the face of rising violence in the country served to favor terrorism
Amid ongoing terror attacks by the outlawed PKK, a group of Turkish nationalists accidentally beat one of its own members on the presumption that he was Kurdish, Turkish media have reported
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and two opposition parties have warned the public of possible provocations in separate statements issued as Turkey moves toward a Nov. 1 election amid a tense climate
Nationalists in the southwestern Turkey have reportedly forced a Kurdish man to kiss a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk as a ‘punishment’ for a social media message he posted
A number of anti-terror marches in Turkey turned violent late Sept. 8, with ultranationalist protesters attacking the headquarters of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Ankara, as well as its office in another Central Anatolian province.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) is busy working on its upcoming congress during which its highest decision-making body, the Central Decision and Executive Board (MKYK), is expected to be overhauled. The party is also in the process of drafting its candidate list for the Nov. 1 snap election
We live in days that can be frightening and amusing at the same time, days when the ruling classes defy any limit in self-ridicule, logic or reason.
Only two days after Turkey lost 16 of its soldiers in a heinous attack by the outlawed PKK in Dağlıca in southeastern Hakkari province, 14 police officers were massacred in an explosion on Sept. 8 in eastern Iğdır, on the border with Azerbaijan’s Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic.
Daily Hürriyet’s Istanbul headquarters was pelted with stones by a group of club-swinging pro-AKP supporters on Sept. 8, less than 48 hours after a similar attack and amid a lack of police security. Four gunshots were heard as protesters approached the newspaper.
U.K. Ambassador to Turkey Richard Moore has swiftly condemned an attack against daily Hürriyet’s Istanbul headquarters and Ankara offices, urging respect for the rule of law.
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the CHP, has issued a call for all Turkish citizens to act with common sense in the face of growing public outrage against escalating acts of terror
Daily Hürriyet sets out to investigate why refugees, many of them children, keep drowning in the waters of the Aegean on their way to Greece.