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Court rejects KCK suspects’ demand for Kurdish defense 0

Post Views: 4 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

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Defense in Kurdish marks first day of KCK trial 0

Post Views: 6 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

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Kurdistan Communities Union trial starts amid protests 0

Post Views: 3 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

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Tomorrow and Tuesday the Kurdish people on the dock

Post Views: 4  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

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Syria might grant conditional amnesty to PKK members 0

Post Views: 6 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

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Victims seek legal redress for Diyarbak?r Prison atrocities 0

Post Views: 8 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

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

Post Views: 7 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

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CHP report signals change in approach to Kurdish issue 0

Post Views: 4 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

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BDP’s decentralization proposal debated in Turkey 0

Post Views: 16 ?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.

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Several Approaches – No Concrete Steps

Post Views: 4 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

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