Kurdish news agency #DİHA in Diyarbakır raided by Turkish security forces, 10s detained; Turkey recruits more militias against Kurdish guerillas…

A video from the scene:

A list of detained DIHA employees:

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DIHA agency website currently blocked in Turkey: http://www.diclehaber.com/en


Ongoing censorship blocks Kurdish, critical, data-based media

Today’s ZamanAug 16, 2015
The majority of sites that have been blocked are Kurdish media outlets, including ANF, ANHA, the Dicle News Agency (DİHA), Rojnews and …

Turkey set to recruit 5,000 village guards in anti-terror fight

Turkey will recruit 5,000 village guards, Interior Minister Selami Altınok announced Sept. 19, amid an upsurge in violence between the state and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

And “Prof” Davutoğlu claims “war of perceptions” as if Turkey has no guilt…

Turkish PM Davutoğlu said Sept. 27 that a “war of perceptions” is being carried out on Turkey through false information and propaganda disseminated by international actors
The curfew in four quarters of Bismil district of Diyarbakır province was lifted last night.
Diyarbakır Bar Association told the legal frame of curfew in Cizre, Şırnak and they would invite UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions to Cizre.
The resolution process cannot restart like nothing has happened because it has become “unsustainable,” a senior Turkish governmental official has stated, adding that the “security vacuum” due to deadly attacks of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will be entirely filled
On his journey through Europe, HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said CHP and HDP should offer an alternative to the society to form an alternative democratic government.
Syrian refugees waiting in İstanbul Bus Terminal started to walk towards Edirne province but they were stopped by riot policemen.
Today, schools are open but the problems of schools of minorities haven’t been ironed out yet. Minority students still have matters to be settled.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is scheduled to go to Strasbourg on Oct. 4 to attend a rally to protest recent attacks by militants
Farmers in the Beypazarı district of Ankara have complained Kurdish agricultural workers left the town after being attacked and said that they will resort to Syrian refugees as workers to prevent their harvests from rotting in the field.

In photos: Turkey halts hundreds of migrants at the gates of the EU

Hundreds of migrants have been stopped by Turkish law enforcement on a highway near the Turkish border city of Edirne, as bickering governments in the EU shut border crossings. Here is the full story in photos
In its manifesto for the Nov. 1 snap election, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has narrowed space dedicated to its pledge for transforming the country’s current administrative system to a presidential system in line with President Erdoğan’s insistent calls, mentioning the plan solely within the framework of “a declaration of intention.”
Hundreds of migrants who had been camping at the central bus terminal in Istanbul for days have begun walking along a highway connecting Istanbul to the northwestern province of Edirne, about 230 kilometers away, in a bid to reach border crossings between Turkey and Europe

A turbulent Turkey in a region in turmoil

It is clear that the PKK-focused, national security oriented ‘new politics’ is the main factor that consumes Turkey’s energy.

Protest over end of the Peace Process, Istanbul, 2015. Demotix/erhan demirtaş.

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is hoping to ensure the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) under the 10 percent electoral threshold by fighting Turkey’s security forces, the head of Turkey’s biggest social democratic party has said

Children caught in crossfire in Turkey

Children suffer as Turkish army battles the PKK
Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), which failed to form a single-party government in the June 7 election for the first time after winning three consecutive elections since November 2002, has presented its candidates for the Nov. 1 snap elections with a mass gathering in Ankara
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has set “Turkey first” as its main slogan for the upcoming Nov. 1 snap elections

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