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Turkish officials aided Kurdish militants, prosecutor says

Turkish officials aided Kurdish militants, prosecutor says

By | February 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm | One comment

(Reuters) - A Turkish investigation of links between Kurdish activists and militants has uncovered evidence of state officials aiding the separatists, a prosecutor said on Monday, fuelling speculation about a power struggle within the security apparatus. The statement from...

Posted in: News, Turkey

Outcry over Turkish publisher’s arrest and detention

By | November 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm | No comments

We will discuss the human rights aspects of violations by the current government in Turkey. But here is The Guardian's take on the latest wave of arrests in the country. This article titled "Outcry over Turkish publisher's arrest and detention" was written by Alison Flood,...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, News, Turkey

Turkish Republic: falling short of its name, once again

By | August 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm | No comments

Practically there is a war going on in Turkey. Carefully hidden from the eyes of the majority living in the west, this war is going on for decades in every perceivable level. People at large realize about this war once in a while when a group of soldiers were ambushed by PKK,...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities, News, Turkey

Muslim women protest on first day of France’s face veil ban

Muslim women protest on first day of France’s face veil ban

By | April 11, 2011 at 11:59 pm | One comment

Discussions on wearing veil are an ongoing item in French press. Following is an interesting take by The Guardian including some enchanting interviews. SM This article titled "Muslim women protest on first day of France's face veil ban" was written by Angelique Chrisafis in...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, News

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

By | April 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | One comment

ANF Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) of Turkey today announced the independent candidates they will support in coming general elections in Turkey. In general elections in Turkey a political party must at least obtain 10% of the votes to send any members to the parliament....

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Turkey

Sidney Lumet, giant of American cinema, dies at 86

Sidney Lumet, giant of American cinema, dies at 86

By | April 10, 2011 at 3:15 pm | 2 comments

This article titled "Sidney Lumet, giant of American cinema, dies at 86" was written by Philip French, for The Observer on Saturday 9th April 2011 23.07 UTC Sidney Lumet, who died yesterday at the age of 86, was one of the most significant film directors of his...

Posted in: Featured, News

Libyan minister to take Turkish peace plan to Gaddafi

By | April 8, 2011 at 5:55 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_490" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Libya's new foreign minister Abdel Ati al-Obeidi."][/caption] Despite rebel protests against Turkey in Libya, Turkey is pressing for a plan to end NATO attempts to crackdown Gaddafi forces. Here's...

Posted in: Featured, News, Turkey

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