Politics roundup: Constitution writing impasse.. Wise people meet with the PM, who have actually chose them…

In Uncategorized on April 7, 2013 at 15:54

Papers should fire ‘wise men’

from Journalist in Turkey, background articles, news and weblog about by Fréderike Geerdink

It was another victorious week for Prime Minister Erdogan: he managed to get the Turkish media further under his control. And the media are not even protesting. On the contrary, they are willingly and with a smile accepting Erdogan’s proposal to make propaganda for the peace process that the government is (supposedly) initiating. At the


Terrorism cost Turkey $300 billion in 3 decades: Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

PM Erdoğan points to the economic benefits of ending the Kurdish issue, noting that violence has cost the country $300 billion in 30 years

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan makes his address during a meeting with the ‘wise people’ commission in Istanbul April 4, 2013, in this picture provided by the Turkish Prime Minister’s Press Office. Erdogan chaired an inaugural meeting of the ‘wise people’ commission, who will be consulted on a peace process with Kurdish militants. The commission is made up of academics, journalists and performing artists, and established by the government to promote the peace process nationwide. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer/Turkish Prime Minister Press Office/Handout

Wise Persons’ panel to help shape resolution process: PM Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News

The work of the “Wise Persons” commissions will determine the path and method that the government follows during the resolution process, Turkish PM said.

Wise Persons panel a ‘PR move,’ says main opposition leader

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Wise Persons panel formed by the government to contribute to the ongoing peace process on the Kurdish issue is a mere public relations attempt.


AKP’s votes decrease as opposition rises, Poll says

from Hurriyet Daily News

Popular support for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has decreased..

Osteoporosis of Turkish economy in 10 years of AKP governments

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey’s economic growth under AKP rule conceals fragilities, like an osteoporosis disease that spreads without showing obvious symptoms.


Jailed PKK leader Öcalan wrote new letter, BDP leader Demirtaş says

from Hurriyet Daily News

Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), has written

Parties submit own Constitution drafts as gaps remain

from Hurriyet Daily News

Parties submitted their drafts to the parliamentary council in charge of writing Turkey’s new Constitution on April 5.


Kurds, Turkey Face Impasse Over Withdrawal

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey ‘s peace process with Kurdish militants faces a hurdle as the rebels demand legal protection to prevent any military attack on them during their planned withdrawal after decades of fighting, a call rejected by the government. The Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) declared a cease-fire with Turkey last month in response to an order from its jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan after months of talks ..

Two opposition parties refuse to provide members for Kurdish issue panel

from Hurriyet Daily News

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that it will not take

The Curse of Ataturk

from NYT > Turkey by By ANDREW FINKEL

It’s a major problem for Turkey’s Kurds that the notion of “Turkishness” is both ill-defined and staunchly defended


Kurdish political movement at the crossroads

from Hurriyet Daily News

The perpetrators of the 1980 military coup were convinced that any political movement against the official.

Plans yet unclear as wise people reflect on commission meeting

from Hurriyet Daily News

Plans regarding how the government-formed Wise Persons’ Commission will contribute to the ongoing peace process


Turkish ruling party’s Kurdish bid panel offer hits opposition wall

from Hurriyet Daily News

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has announced that it will not take.

Erdoğan’s order, laws and the Turkish Armed Forces

from Hurriyet Daily News

Although the negotiations between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Abdullah Öcalan.

Will government take opposition into the Kurdish ‘peace’?

from Hurriyet Daily News

The government took 3 steps at once on April 3 regarding the ongoing Kurdish “peace process,”

Are liberals the AKP’s ‘useful idiots?’

from Hurriyet Daily News

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founding dictator of the Soviet Union, is often cited as the inventor…

AKP official clarifies his remarks regarding ‘liberals’

from Hurriyet Daily News

Babuşçu said a part of his speech given in a meeting with a think-tank


Why Kurdish politicians should start learning the language of development

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is in a process of reconciliation. After 30 years of armed Kurdish uprising.

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