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My Comment: Why Erdoğan can not deliver what Turkey’s Kurds demand

The summary of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) later performance under the iron grip of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls for an analogy: Earlier stages of the AKP rule — until mid-2011 — meant that most of the necessary ingredients … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Kurdish spring: historic day full of hope, doubts

  On Thursday, as the spring festival Nevruz was celebrated in Diyarbakır, its historic significance was far beyond the typical joy of jumping over fires.   For the Kurds of Turkey, it promises to go down in history as a … Continue reading

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Between the island, mountains and the capital

The release of eight Turkish public officials who had been held hostage for 19 months by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) came not only as a relief for their families but also is the most concrete step so far in … Continue reading

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