Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Turkish Parliament to rush to vote on Kurdish bid law package

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 Erdoğan has insisted it should be voted on at Parliament before the body goes to recess June 1 for summer holiday.

Kurdish parties lend conditional support to CHP’s vote proposals

Turkey’s two pro-Kurdish parties says they will support the main opposition party’s 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

Brinkmanship from Erdoğan ahead of elections?

There is no doubt Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan 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 Erdoğan to do or say something that will break apart relations. But all of a sudden, he is no longer the angry man.

The fragile Kurdish peace

Last Sunday, a young Kurdish protestor who masked his face entered a Turkish Air Force base in the predominantly Kurdish province of Diyarbakır. He climbed up the pole, reached out to the Turkish flag, and took it down. The military personnel, somehow, could not stop him.