A Crisis Group report: “Assessing the Fatalities in Turkey’s PKK Conflict [and a roundup]

Assessing the Fatalities in Turkey’s PKK Conflict Crisis Group – Oct 21, 3:00 PM Turkey’s ruling party sees recent battlefield and electoral gains as vindicating its hardline policies toward the PKK. But these same policies fuel the Kurdish grievances that keep the fighting going. Ankara would thus be wise to consider exploring Trump is ‘fully prepared’ … Read more

EFD Haftanın Web Projesi: BİANET Kürtçe yayını başladı

http://bianet.org/kurdi   Önerilerinizi alalım: Loading… Ha bir de EFD’ye katkıda bulunmak isterseniz: Loading…

update/correction: Sympathy for IS among Turkish police as “Twitter quickly withholds tweets for Turkey’s ‘national security’…

some reliable observers point out that these hand signals might be related to team numbers. she might be right:   Twitter quickly withholds tweets for Turkey’s ‘national security’ Transportation Minister Lütfi Elvan complains of ‘provocations’ Turkey’s main opposition suggests limited ground operation into Kobane The CHP says the mandate authorizing the army to mobilize in Syria should … Read more

Turkey not only refuse Fight ISIS but looks like playing a proxy war against Syrian Kurds… #CorridorToKobane

HDP co-chair Demirtaş: Turkish gov’t can stop protests by vowing to confront ISIL Demirtaş blames the ‘inaction’ of the Turkish state over developments in Kobane for the violent protests As Islamic State Nears Conquest of Syrian Town, U.S. Presses Turks NYT > Turkey by By MARK LANDLER and ERIC SCHMITT Officials warned that airstrikes alone would not … Read more

Brief notes (3)- Who leads the uprising?

E. S. I am about the fly from Beirut to Istanbul and this is the last of 3 hasty posts on the current protests in Turkey. Hopefully I will continue to posts but topical recommendations and suggestions are welcome. This is definitely a Kurdish initiated protest process all over Turkey. As the peace process continued, … Read more

HüdaPar- As #OccupyGezi social alliances collapse, who is who in the new uprising. Brief notes.

Hür Dava Party- Hüda Par: A political party that represents İslamist Kurds in the Kurdish areas of Turkey. It is possibly used as a front for “Turkish Hizbullah”, a terrorist organization that was used by Turkish State in 1990s against PKK activists in urban settings. This group is responsible for many violence murder cases that … Read more

“Türkiye’de Barış Süreci: Kim Ne İstiyor?” Araştırmasının Sonuçları Açıklandı

Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Siyaset Bilimi ve Uluslararası İlişkiler Bölümü öğretim üyesi Prof. Dr. Hakan Yılmaz ve ekibinin Açık Toplum Vakfı ve Boğaziçi Üniversitesi desteğiyle yaptığı “Türkiye’de Barış Süreci: Kim Ne İstiyor? ” adlı araştırmanın sonuçları geçtiğimiz günlerde açıklandı. Prof. Dr. Yılmaz liderliğindeki ekip, 2014 Haziran-Temmuz aylarında bu araştırmanın saha çalışmasını Türkiye çapında 2300 kişiyle görüşme yaparak … Read more

It looks like #Lice changes all

Anti-AKP coalition of Occupy Gezi seems to be crumbling down after recent riots and deaths in Lice, Diyarbakır. It is very hard to make intelligent arguments about the turning of events in Turkey’s Kurdistan and there are so many speculations about possible outcomes. For me, there is at least one single fact to mourn about. Unarmed protesters were killed by … Read more

Dispatches: Turkish minister’s advice to families; Venice Commission head’s concern; Erdoğan’s logic on genocide…

Turkish minister advises families to teach children to scream to prevent murders The recent murders of children around Turkey has prompted the family minister to take new steps to protect their offspring Gülen under probe as Turkish PM increases pressure US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen is being investigated for attempting to prevent the government from functioning CHP … Read more

Erdoğan on the one hand mocks the German President as he calls him a former priest, on the other hand ?hopes? US will send back Gülen…

German President criticises Erdogan during Turkey visit  EurActiv.com Turkish PM Erdoğan ?hopes? US will send back Gülen, saying legal process will start For the first time, Turkish PM Erdoğan has publicly expressed his hope that the US will send back controversial Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen. He also continued his criticisms of Turkey?s top judge and Twitter in … Read more

As Davutoğlu emerges as strong PM candidate, he goes on majestic/or delusional rhetorics: “Turkey’s ruling AKP to live on for many centuries…

Turkey’s ruling AKP to live on for many centuries: FM Davutoğlu Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu asserts that the ruling AKP is not merely a political party but a ?great historical movement? that will ?continue to exist through the centuries? Foreign Minister Davutoğlu emerges as strong PM candidate Ahmet Davutoğlu has emerged as a strong potential … Read more

Barzani added to Peace Process probably to weaken Turkey based Kurdish movement… a politics roundup…

Erdoğan adds Barzani to Turkey?s Kurdish bid   Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan was aiming at hitting a few birds with one stone Turkish PM hints at general amnesty, calls for support to Kurdish peace process PM Erdoğan rounds off a busy weekend of rallies in southeastern Turkey, calling on all Kurds to embrace the ?new … Read more

PM Erdoğan: ?dialogue among brothers? will fix misunderstandings… A politics roundup…

Misunderstandings will be resolved through ?dialogue among brothers,? says PM Erdoğan Misunderstandings should be resolved through ?internal dialogue? within the ruling Justice and Development Party, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said ************ Erdoğan gets ready for a new Kurdish move Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to meet with Masoud Barzani Deputy … Read more

Kurdish Citizens against the Border rally in #Nusaybin #DirenNusaybin Storified by @syurdam

  A photo essay by Serhatcan Yurdam: [View the story “Nusaybin’de protestoculara polis saldırısı” on Storify]

The Guardian piece: “Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer v the tyrant… Package aftermath…

  Erdoğan’s split personality: the reformer v the tyrant The Turkish prime minister revealed the iron fist in his velvet glove this summer, but of which is his true character built? All summer long, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been in a very bad mood. The public squares and parks of Istanbul and several other Turkish cities … Read more