The State Theaters deputy director says he is pleased with the sharp rise in the number of theatergoers in the country, up to 1.7 million in the first eight months of the year
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
An interesting paradox of the April 16 referendum is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, in comparison to the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was able to increase its votes only in the east and especially in the southeast.
Some 1,120 people suspected of links to the Fethullahist Terror Organization (FETÖ) were detained in simultaneous raids across Turkey on April 26, in an operation mainly targeting the structure of the organization within the police forces
An Ankara court sentenced 18 people to life in prison for their involvement in the murder of four young people, including teenager Yasin Börü, during unrest in 2014 between supporters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Islamist Free Cause Party (HÜDA-PAR)
A total of 66 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been “neutralized” in security operations in one week, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on April 24.
Two soldiers succumbed to their wounds at a state hospital in the southeastern province of Şırnak on April 23, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Researcher Mehmet Kurt speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his book ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’
Two jailed lawmakers from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) were released by the courts in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 21
Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets in the Avaşin-Basyan and Zap regions of northern Iraq
Five soldiers were killed and some 45 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were “neutralized” during operations in the country’s southeastern region over the past week, the Turkish military stated on April 21.
A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 21 released from jail Nursel Aydoğan, a lawmaker from the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’ by Mehmet Kurt (Pluto Press, 208 pages, £54)
An important debate following the referendum has focused on the shift of the Kurdish votes in the southeast
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
A razor’s edge win for the constitutional amendments may not be President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s best.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
A victory may be a victory by any other name, but one can’t help wonder whether this was the “victory” that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım were hoping for.
All 12 people on board a police helicopter that crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli were killed on April 18, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said
The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has called on Turkey’s Supreme Election Board (YSK) to cancel the April 16 constitutional referendum due to the latter’s last-minute decision to accept unstamped ballots as valid.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) saw an increase to its votes in Turkey’s southeastern provinces in the April 16 constitutional referendum, even though many provinces prevailed a majority “no” result.
Some 51.3 percent of the more than 58 million Turkish voters said “yes” to the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) constitutional amendment package in a tight race to decide on whether to shift to an executive presidential system
The leaders of Turkey’s political parties cast their votes on April 16 for the referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted into an executive presidency
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