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KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

By | April 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm | No comments

(ANF) Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council President Murat Karayılan has held a press conference on the withdrawal of Kurdish guerrillas out of Turkish borders. The press conference, which was attended by KCK Executive Council member Zeki Şengali and...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

By | August 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments

As of today fighting between the Turkish armed forces and PKK guerrillas in Semdinli province in southeastern Turkey continues for fifteen days. Since Turkish security forces do not allow press into the greater region, no citizen reports could be verified. The national media...

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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 | No comments

(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

Management by Proxy or “Social Media: A Means vs An End”

Management by Proxy or “Social Media: A Means vs An End”

By | January 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments

Thoughts as inspired by Çiğdem Su (@cigdemsu11) "What is important is not to be fixated on their excuses especially a hundred hours after the massacre. We have seen and know what happened via social media, and whatever they claim their intentions and events are obvious under...

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

Thousands Protest Detention of Journalists in KCK Probe

By | December 21, 2011 at 9:24 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_1536" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Photo courtesy of @ElifIlgaz"][/caption] Yesterday evening thousands gathered at Taksim Square in Istanbul to protest detention of over 20 journalists the same day by Turkish law enforcement on charges of...

Posted in: Featured, 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

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