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Victims seek legal redress for Diyarbak?r Prison atrocities 0

Victims seek legal redress for Diyarbak?r Prison atrocities ?SMAIL AVCI        Thirty years have passed, but the alleged crimes against humanity perpetrated behind the infamous Diyarbak?r Prison’s thick walls are set to be open to judicial oversight for the first

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Noam Chomsky says the North of Ireland peace process can be a model for solution of the Kurdish problem. 0

Chomsky — a world-renowned linguist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology — Richard Falk and other academics, intellectuals and journalists met this weekend at Istanbul Bilgi University for the 7th annual “Gathering in Istanbul for Freedom of Expression.”In an

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CHP report signals change in approach to Kurdish issue 0

CHP report signals change in approach to Kurdish issueERCAN YAVUZ Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu A draft report on Turkey’s Kurdish issue still being worked on by the Republican People’s Party (CHP) is a sign of change inside the main opposition party vis-à-vis

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BDP’s decentralization proposal debated in Turkey 0

?ZG? GÜNGÖR ANKARA Hürriyet Daily News Turkey’s strong centralist structure could use some shaking up, many seem to agree, but the pro-Kurdish party’s call for decentralization is seen by its critics as a threat to national unity. Even those who

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Several Approaches – No Concrete Steps

KURDISH QUESTIONSeveral Approaches – No Concrete StepsTahmaz from the Turkish Peace Parliament thinks that the government is not going to take concrete steps towards a solution of the Kurdish question before the election in 2011. Kurdish politician Türk wants the

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PKK extends unilateral ceasefire

Head of the Executive Committee of the Kurdistan Democratic Confederation Murat Karayilan stated that they have extended the unilateral ceasefire declared on 13 August for another month. “The ceasefire will be reviewed in a month time and if reassuring steps

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Turkey closer to settlement of Kurdish issue, say civil groups 0

The government has for the past few months been focused on finding a peaceful and democratic solution to the Kurdish issue. The efforts have come to fruition recently, with an atmosphere of non-violence between the Turkish security forces and the

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Turkey’s hopes dented again in wake of Hakkari mine blast 0

Turkey’s hopes dented again in wake of Hakkari mine blast   AY?E KARABAT While the nation’s morale received a huge boost following the wide acceptance of constitutional changes guaranteeing further rights and freedoms in Turkey and the unveiling of statistics

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PKK denies involvement in attack on minibus

Yesim ComertIstanbul, Turkey (CNN) — A Kurdish separatist movement has denied involvement in a bombing Thursday that killed nine people in a southeastern Turkish province, an explosion that drew swift condemnation and a vow to respond from Turkey’s prime minister.The

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Lauded negotiator eyes hopes for peace in Turkey’s Southeast 0

Lauded negotiator eyes hopes for peace in Turkey’s Southeast A Nobel Peace Prize winner who played an instrumental role in the process of disarming the Irish Republican Army has come to Turkey at a critical time to meet with government and

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