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.
Today, September 3, Turkish military units crossed the border into Syria, opening a new front against ISIS with tanks entering the Syrian town of al-Rai.
The largest opposition party in Turkey, Republican People’s Party (CHP), publicly supported Operation “Euphrates Shield”, but called it “long overdue”. The Pro-Kurdish and Turkey’s 3rd largest party Democratic Peoples’ Party (HDP) criticized the AKP government for dragging the nation into “vortex of war“ without the consent of the parliament.
Turkish news media reported today, August 11, that a prosecutor in Istanbul court is demanding a sentence of 5 years in prison for the co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, who is accused of disseminating terrorist propaganda.
Reinforcements have been brought into the search for the perpetrators of last week’s attack on Turkish security forces in the country’s Ordu region, which runs along the Black Sea coast.
A rally organized by the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), and supported by two opposition parties, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), will be held tomorrow, August 7, in the Yenkapy square of Istanbul.
An attack yesterday in the Ordu province of Turkey’s northern black sea region left three soldiers dead, and two wounded.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, hosted a meeting with the Prime Minister Binali Yildrim (AKP), and with the leaders of the two opposition parties CHP and NHP. The main topics of the meeting were the failed military coup, state of emergency, and measures that will be taken against the coup plotters.
This week, the Turkish parliament approved a law that radically reforms the two highest judicial institutions in the country – the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State.
This morning, a car bomb hit an armored police transport vehicle in Dicle, which is in Turkey’s south eastern Diyarbakir province. The blast killed one policeman and injured seven additional people, six of whom were civilians. The strength of the explosion was so great that it damaged surrounding roads and buildings; security forces subsequently began …