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Kurdish protestors clash with Turkish riot police after a funeral ceremony of Ramazan Baran in Diyarbakir, Turkey, 09 June 2014. (EPA/Sertac Kayar)


Opinion: A Golden Opportunity for Turkey’s Kurds

Opinion: A Golden Opportunity for Turkey’s Kurds

Clashes and confrontations have returned once more to southeast Turkey, known for its large Kurdish population, after a two-year truce with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). This ceasefire had been preceded by a political truce with PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan who...
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Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally of his ruling AK Party in the Aegean port city of Izmir March 16, 2014. (Reuters/Kayhan Ozer)


Turkey’s Uncertain Vote

Turkey’s Uncertain Vote

Turkey is entering the final leg of campaigning before municipal elections are held on March 30. This is just the beginning of a series of elections: Presidential elections are scheduled for the summer and early general elections may be called before the end of 2014....