The Interior Ministry has prepared a seven item draft code package on key matters discussed within the scope of the ongoing efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Kurdish issue.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan has insisted it should be voted on at Parliament before the body goes to recess June 1 for summer holiday.
Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK) allegedly kidnapped seven villagers in a rural area of the southeastern province of ÅÄ±rnak late on June 22.
On June 20, that is tomorrow, Kemal KÄ±lÄ±Ã§daroÄlu, the leader of the social democratic main opposition Republican Peopleâs Party (CHP), will be in the pre-dominantly Kurdish-populated city of DiyarbakÄ±r, in Turkeyâs southeast, where he will attend an interesting meeting.
Developments in Turkish foreign and domestic politics have entered a dangerous collision course, less than two months before the first round of presidential elections on Aug. 10.
Turkeyâs two pro-Kurdish parties says they will support the main opposition partyâs candidate in the second round of the presidential elections if this nominee is someone who can provide assurances on democracy, freedom and the Kurdish question Two pro-Kurdish parties have indicated that they would consider supporting the presidential candidate of the main opposition party in the sec
There is no doubt Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan excels on brinkmanship, both internationally and domestically.
On the international front, he lashes out against the European Union. As he goes to Brussels, everyone expects ErdoÄan to do or say something that will break apart relations. But all of a sudden, he is no longer the angry man.
Last Sunday, a young Kurdish protestor who masked his face entered a Turkish Air Force base in the predominantly Kurdish province of DiyarbakÄ±r. He climbed up the pole, reached out to the Turkish flag, and took it down. The military personnel, somehow, could not stop him.