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Nationalism between Kurds and Turks on the rise after Kayseri Attack

By   /  18/12/2016  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Nationalism between Kurds and Turks on the rise after Kayseri Attack

The tension between Kurds and Turkish nationalists in Turkey is reaching dangerous levels, especially after the terror attack in Kayseri the second massacre after Istanbul, in the space of a week. Saturday’s bomber drove a car that was trapped with explosives onto a bus with soldiers killing 14 people and wounding 56 others. The soldiers […]

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Turkey, Syria and the Terrorism Problem

By   /  14/12/2016  /  Politics, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkey, Syria and the Terrorism Problem

The situation in Turkey is shocking. Following 24 terrorist attacks in major cities coupled with the ongoing fighting with the PKK the death toll has reached an all time high with 9000 dead in 2016 alone. The question is how did Turkey come from the negotiations with Ocalan and the truce with the PKK in […]

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Turkey Attacks: 38 dead 155 wounded – Kurdish TAK claims responsibility

By   /  11/12/2016  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkey Attacks: 38 dead 155 wounded – Kurdish TAK claims responsibility

Thirty-eight people, mostly police officers, were killed and 155 wounded in Saturday’s twin bombings in Istanbul. The organisation “The Falcons for the Liberation of Kurdistan” (TAK), considered an offshoot of the Kurdistan’s Workers Party (PKK), claimed responsibility for the attack. The Turkish authorities fear that similar attacks will take place in other big cities since […]

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Erdogan – EU: Where is Turkey heading to? 

By   /  29/11/2016  /  Headlines, Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Erdogan – EU: Where is Turkey heading to? 

“The Lausanne Treaty is not a sacred text and it can be discussed”, “if you continue further then I will open up the borders for the refugees”, these are some of the statements made by the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who seems to want to overturn many stables and cause chaos in Europe and […]

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Erdoğan determined to continue the peace process with the Kurds

By   /  25/10/2013  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Erdoğan determined to continue the peace process with the Kurds

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – “Whichever side breaks the ongoing Kurdish peace bid will pay the price for its actions. We’re determined to keep the solution process going”. With this phrase, Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, while being in the plane with a group of journalists on the way back from Kosovo, […]

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“Erdoğan’s democratization package is irrelevant to the Kurdish peace process”

By   /  08/10/2013  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on “Erdoğan’s democratization package is irrelevant to the Kurdish peace process”

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos – The imprisoned head of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, has said the “democratization package” recently unveiled by the prime minister is “irrelevant” to the Kurdish peace process, adding that a full statement will be issued on Oct. 15 about the future of the process. The […]

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Heavy clashes along the Turkish-Syrian border

By   /  02/08/2013  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Heavy clashes along the Turkish-Syrian border

    Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos Shooting continued in the evening hours of August 1st along the Turkish-Syrian border by Ceylanpınar, with clashes between Kurdish forces and jihadists across the frontier in Ras al-Ayn continuing to affect the region. Turkish forces responded to shots coming from the Syrian side by firing from an infantry […]

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“Öcalan’s request for a press conference is out of the question”

By   /  23/07/2013  /  Politics, TR Politics, Turkey  /  Comments Off on “Öcalan’s request for a press conference is out of the question”

  Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Bülent Arınç, rejected a request made by the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, to hold a press conference on İmralı Island, according to daily Hürriyet. “It was Öcalan’s wish to say that ‘I want to held a meeting with […]

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