Turkish PM: No New Peace Talks With PKK

Binali Yildirim, the Prime Minister of Turkey, said that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) wasted an opportunity for a re-launch of the peace talks with Ankara by continuing their attacks against Turkey.


Obstruction of OSCE/SMM, May 2015 – indicators, charts, dependencies

Coding and construction of a weighted additive index in order to measure the degree of obstruction of OSCE/SMM’s freedom of movement and restricted access by parties in the Ukrainian conflict. Application with data of OSCE reports for the period of May 2015. Context (1), data (2), coding (3), index (4), graphics (5), experimental (6).


Charts of Minsk 2 ceasefire violations

Feb 11, 2015 Leaders of Belarus, France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine met in Minsk for negotiations. The result were the ‘Minsk 2’ agreements, a road map for a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine and to lay ground for a political solution. OSCE was appointed to monitor the implementation of the agreements. For …


Graphics on ceasefire violations reported by OSCE

OSCE monitors and publishes nearly on a daily bases reports on the implementation of the Minsk 2 agreements. Or to what degree the ceasefire is violated. Graphics that are based on those data and about how they were made.

Russia / Ukraine

Debaltseve, captured while ceasefire

Debaltseve connects the railways between Donetsk-Luhansk and to the east. Controlling Debaltseve would allow Russian backed militias faster transportation (troops, equipment, coal), therefore it is the key for territorial and economic consolidation of DNR/LNR.