Scientific solution to the tension in Turkish Parliament – sort of- “Color of seats makes Turkish MPs see red: Report

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2013 at 23:10

Color of seats makes Turkish MPs see red: Report

from Hurriyet Daily News

The main culprit for the explosive atmosphere at the assembly is the color of the chairs, according CHP’s report

 A politics roundup:

Wise men and not-so-wise men

from Hurriyet Daily News

Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek was the guest yesterday of the traditional Diplomatic Correspondents’ Association.

Justice reform won’t trigger Öcalan retrial: Minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

A provisional clause in the fourth judicial package being debated in the Parliament will not lead to a retrial of the convicted leader of the PKK, Justice Minister said.



Parliament Commission only ‘revising’ and not ‘rewriting’ charter

from Hurriyet Daily News

Parliament’s Constitution Conciliation Commission is not writing a new charter, but rather revising the charter formed in 1982 after the military coup.

Turkish government seeks leap forward with Kurdish solution bid

from Hurriyet Daily News

A solution to the Kurdish issue will help Turkey boost its democracy, national income and technology..

Turkey’s Negotiations with the PKK: Contents, Dynamics, Risks, and Possible Outcomes

by Acturca

German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 28, 2013 By Gökhan Bacik * The government’s recent direct talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the call by Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK, for the PKK’s withdrawal from Turkey are a turning point in the history of Turkey’s Kurdish problem. How did it


Federalism ‘may be’ on 2023 agenda: Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Recalling that the Ottoman Empire was a state founded on a federal system, PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Gov’t expects PKK retreat to finish before the end of summer

from Hurriyet Daily News

Members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) should complete.

Why Erdogan Wants Peace With the PKK

from RAND: Commentary by RAND Staff

Conflicting Reports of PKK Withdrawal from Turkey

from Yahoo News Photos

Erbil, Asharq Al-Awsat—The Turkish military yesterday denied reports that a first batch of PKK fighters had withdrawn from Turkish territory, thereby implementing part of the peace initiative that was launched last week by jailed party leader Abdullah Ocalan.According to the Turkish newspaper Akşam, the PKK leadership in Mount Qandil, Iraqi Kurdistan, initiated the withdrawal of a first batch of

The PKK’s military capacity and the withdrawal process

from Hurriyet Daily News

Öcalan declared the first step of the negotiations a ceasefire to be followed by the withdrawal of armed.

When nationalism trumps reason

from Hurriyet Daily News

Greek Cypriots have a long and arduous road ahead as they try to recover from their economic meltdown.

Turkish PM Erdoğan a chance for peace: Leading PKK figure

from Hurriyet Daily News

PM Erdoğan’s decision to take a risk is a chance for peace since he also has power stemming from public support, says Zübeyir Aydar, one of the most influential names in the outlawed PKK

Turkish government should take fresh steps for PKK withdrawal, BDP says

from Hurriyet Daily News

BDP co-chair Demirtaş says the government should take new steps for the PKK withrawal.

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