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Kurdish defense crisis recurs at KCK hearing in Diyarbak?r 0

At yesterday’s hearing of the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) trial in Diyarbak?r, suspects’ demands to submit their defense in Kurdish left its mark on the session.The trial of the KCK, the alleged urban extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party

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Kurdish Singer Tunç Aquitted 0

Kurdish singer Ferhat Tunc was acquitted regarding his statement “”After 25 years you are opening a new window to peace and brotherhood from Eruh”. Tunç was facing imprisonment of up to 15 years under charges of propaganda for a terrorist

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Kurdish Speaking Defendants Silenced at Court 0

In the third week of the “KCK trial”, procedures reached the presentation of the defence. 152 defendants are tried for their alleged affiliation with the Democratic Confederation of Kurdistan. When the defendants spoke Kurdish, the microphone was switched off. Some

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KCK prolongs cease-fire until next year’s elections 0

?SMAIL AVCI  DIYARBAKIRThe Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), the urban arm of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has announced that they will be prolonging a unilateral cease-fire that ends on Oct. 31 until the 2011 general elections. The KCK said

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Leaked documents show US military sees PKK as ‘freedom fighters’ 0

  The US Army sees members of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is classified by the US as a terrorist group, as “freedom fighters,” according to WikiLeaks documents disclosed this week.Turkey is mentioned in 128 of 391,000 confidential

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Court rejects KCK suspects’ demand for Kurdish defense 0

Court rejects KCK suspects’ demand for Kurdish defense   A group of Italian activists protested the KCK trial in front of the Diyarbak?r 6th High Criminal Court on Tuesday. The Diyarbak?r 6th High Criminal Court on Tuesday rejected a demand

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Defense in Kurdish marks first day of KCK trial 0

AY?E KARABAT  ANKARA   The trial of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the alleged urban extension of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), began on Monday in Diyarbak?r with many local and foreign observers closely following the trial.  The 151

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Kurdistan Communities Union trial starts amid protests 0

AY?E KARABATANKARA   The Diyarbak?r 6th High Criminal Court will not hear any other cases until Nov. 12. Altogether around 1,500 individuals were arrested during the KCK operations launched last year. The trial of the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the

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Tomorrow and Tuesday the Kurdish people on the dock

 Tomorrow in Diyarbakir over a hundred Kurdish politicians and activists will appear in Court. Many of them have been in jail almost one year. Many are elected representatives. People chosen, in free elections, by voters to represent them and to

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Syria might grant conditional amnesty to PKK members 0

AY?E KARABATDamascus has once more underlined that it is ready to grant amnesty to Syrian members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), but according to experts, Syria can take this step only if Turkey does so simultaneously and if

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