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Saturday Mothers Demand Political Determination 0

Post Views: 1 The Saturday mothers announced their demands delivered to PM Erdo?an at their weekly protest action on Saturday. They requested independent members to be appointed to the sub-commission on unsolved disappearances and called for signing the related UN

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Shocking confession by former mayor of Siirt confirmed mass grave 0

Post Views: 6 Ekrem Bilek, former mayor of Siirt, confirmed that Newala Qesaba (Butchers’ River) was a known mass grave in the ’90s After the recovery of 18 corpses in the mass grave in Mutki, former Mayor Bilek admitted that

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Bitlis bones might shed light on unsolved murders 0

Post Views: 8 ISMA?L AVCIB?TL?S Bones belonging to 12 individuals who went missing in the 1990s were found during an excavation that started on Wednesday in Bitlis’ Mutki district. Investigators looking for the bodies of some people who went missing

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Poll: New CHP unable to come to power, solve Kurdish question 0

Post Views: 8 BETÜL AKKAYA DEM?RBA? ?STANBUL A recent change in the administration of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has boosted hopes for a stronger opposition as well as concerted efforts for broader freedoms and improved democracy, but there is

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“Bilingual Life” Project Fuels Interest in Kurdish Language 0

Post Views: 6 Besim Baykal, President of the Kurdish KURD?-DER association, sees education in the mother tongue as a key to a solution of the Kurdish question. In the course of the recent discussion on the “bilingual life” project, applications

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Jailed PKK head critical of Kurdish autonomy demands 0

Post Views: 11 TODAY’S ZAMAN Abdullah Öcalan was seen during his trial in the prison island of ?mral? in 1999. Head of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan has criticized the Democratic Society Congress’ (DTK) demand for a Kurdish

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Gül emphasizes Turkish as official language in first Diyarbak?r speech 0

Post Views: 12 TODAY’S ZAMAN ?STANBUL   Diyarbak?r Mayor Osman Baydemir warmly welcomed President Abdullah Gül at the Diyarbak?r airport yesterday. President Abdullah Gül, who was in the southeastern province of Diyarbak?r, where his visit was expected to calm tension

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Democratic autonomy offers draconian, Marxist-style rules for Kurds 0

Post Views: 7 AY?E KARABATANKARA The Democratic Society Congress presented the first comprehensive draft of its “Democratic Autonomous Kurdistan Model” at a conference in Diyarbak?r last Sunday. While last week’s debate on autonomy and bilingualism for the predominantly Kurdish region

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‘Syria pledges to keep PKK leaders on own soil’ 0

Post Views: 5 ERCAN YAVUZ ANKARA Turkey and Syria have signed what can be termed a historic deal in the fight against terrorism. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and Syrian Prime Minister Muhammad Naji al-Otri, who was in Turkey on

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Bilingual debate turns into autonomy discussion, triggering wave of criticism 0

Post Views: 10 AY?E KARABATANKARA BDP Co-chairman Selahattin Demirta? and other BDP officials are seen in Parliament on their way to the office of Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali ?ahin for a meeting. The bilingual debate, kicked off by a pro-Kurdish

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