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Noah Feldman: Despite his election losses, Erdogan remains a threat to Turkish democracy

So it turns out voters don’t like it when you build a $600 million presidential palace. The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, led by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lost its majority in Sunday’s Turkish elections for the first time in 12 years. 898 more words

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Mustafa Akyol: Can Kurds Shake Up Turkey's Politics?

New York Times — ISTANBUL — On Sunday more than 50 million Turks will go to the polls in parliamentary elections. No one doubts that the Justice and Development Party, or A.K.P., which has been in power since 2002, will once again receive the largest number of votes. 179 more words

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Two Killed In Turkey Kurdish Clashes

Two people were killed in a fight between rival Kurdish parties in the southeastern region of Turkey, just one week before a parliamentary election. 202 more words

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Bomb Blasts Hit Pro-Kurdish Party Offices In Turkey

Bomb blasts, detonated simultaneously at two pro-Kurdish party offices in two southern cities in Turkey, have wounded at least six people. 196 more words

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PKK supporters at the protest in London. February 15, 2003 Anti-war Protest

Kurdish Cinema: 

TURTLES CAN FLY (2005)

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Diyarbakir, Eastern Turkey: Jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan calls for congress to end Kurdish armed struggle

BBC:The Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has renewed a call for his fighters to end their armed struggle in Turkey.

In a message read out at a huge rally marking the Kurdish new year, Ocalan called for a congress to decide on abandoning the insurgency. 51 more words

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JAILED KURDISH REBEL LEADER IN TURKEY CALLS ON PKK TO LAY DOWN ARMS

Originally posted on Global News:

ANKARA, Turkey – Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey’s main Kurdish party said Saturday. 117 more words

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