Turkey’s Proposed Constitutional Changes and ErdoÄŸan’s Forever War – Gareth H. Jenkins

Published by The Turkey Analyst on  December 14, 2016 By Gareth H. Jenkins December 14th, 2016, The Turkey Analyst The package of proposed amendments to the Turkish constitution that were announced on December 10 foresee the gradual concentration of even more power in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, leading to the introduction of a full presidential system in November 2019. Yet recent events ha ...

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Déclaration HDP: Les règlementations illégales concernant l’État d’urgence continuent avec trois nouveaux décrets gouvernementaux

11.01.2017 Les règlementations illégales concernant l’État d’urgence continuent avec trois nouveaux décrets gouvernementaux Le 6 janvier 2017, le gouvernement de l’AKP a émis trois nouveaux décrets ayant force de loi qui ont légitimé l’expulsion de 8 398 fonctionnaires et de 649 académiciens et l’interdiction de 83 nouvelles organisations de la société civile. 30 des académiciens expulsés sont signataires d ...

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HDP statement – Unlawful emergency rule regulations go on in Turkey: Three more governmental decrees

11.01.2017 Unlawful emergency rule regulations go on: Three more governmental decrees   On 6 January 2017, the AKP government issued three new decrees with the power of law, expelling 8,398 more public employees and 649 academicians, and banning 83 more civil society organization. 30 of the expelled academicians are signatories of the Peace Declaration. According to human rights organizations, with the ...

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Stemming over presidentieel systeem van start gegaan in het Turkse parlement – Peter Edel

Gepubliceerd door De Wereld Morgen op dinsdag 10 januari 2017 Na het ontstaan van de Turkse Republiek in 1923 en de overgang naar een meerpartijenstelsel na WO II, lijkt een nieuwe bestuursvorm wederom aanstaande in Turkije. Deze week zijn de debatten en stemmingen in het parlement begonnen over een nieuwe grondwet, waarbij de kern wordt gevormd door de overgang naar een presidentieel systeem. President Erd ...

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Monument erected for Uludere victims in Diyarbakır removed upon order from trustee

Published by Turkish Minute on Jan. 8, 2017 A monument erected in a public square in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has been removed by an order from a trustee who was recently appointed by the government to replace the democratically elected mayor of Diyarbakır’s Kayapınar district. Former Kayapınar district governor Mustafa Kılıç was appointed as a trustee to the Kayapınar Municipality following ...

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Turkey’s parliament approves constitutional change

Published by Ekurd Daily on Jan. 10, 2017 ANKARA,— The Turkish parliament voted on Tuesday to press on with debate about a constitutional reform package that would expand the powers of President Tayyip Erdogan, taking another step on the path towards an executive presidency. Erdogan and his supporters argue that Turkey needs the strong leadership of an executive presidency to prevent a return to the fragile ...

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Thousands in Paris: We won’t allow the case to be covered up

Published by ANF on Saturday, January 7, 2017 Thousands joined a rally in Paris today to mark the 4th anniversary of the murder of Kurdish women Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez, and vowed to keep the struggle going until justice is done. PARIS - ANF Thousands of Kurds living in Europe have gathered in Paris to remember PKK founding mumber Sakine Cansız, Kurdistan National Congress (KNK) Paris ...

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Syrian Kurds Deserve a Seat at the Negotiating Table

Published by The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 8, 2017 By Stuart Rollo The beginning of 2017 is shaping up to be a critical period in the Syrian Kurds’ campaign to defeat Islamic State and secure a measure of political autonomy in their homeland. How President-elect Trump manages the competing interests and alliances in Syria will directly affect the Kurds’ destiny. He ought to stand with these steadfast Amer ...

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U.S. increases support for Turkish military operations in Syria

Published by The Washington Post on January 9, 2017 By Karen DeYoung and Missy Ryan U.S. aircraft have begun regular aerial intelligence surveillance in support of Turkey’s offensive against the Islamic State in northwestern Syria, in anticipation of increased U.S. support for the flailing Turkish military operation around the town of al-Bab.The increased support comes after weeks of U.S. military and diplo ...

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