9000 HDP members detained, 2500 jailed in one and a half years

Published by ANF on February 6, 2017 HDP's Yıldırım said attacks against the HDP have intensified, adding: “We are not just a political party, we are a popular movement. We are a tree that takes its strength from its roots. The more you prune us, the stronger we get.” Monday, February 6, 2017 10:45 AM AMED - ANF - MELEK YÜKSEL HDP Group Deputy Chair Ahmet Yıldırım stated that 9000 HDP members have been deta ...

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Kurdish politician Ahmet TĂŒrk urges ‘new peace era’ in Turkey after jail

Published by Ekurd Daily on February 6, 2017 MARDIN, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— A respected pro-Kurdish politician said Sunday after his release following over two months in jail that both Kurds and the Turkish government should embrace a new era of peace to end a decades-long conflict. Former mayor of the southeastern city of Mardin Ahmet Turk, 74, was held in November on terror charges, but his arrest caus ...

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La Turquie et sa rĂ©forme constitutionnelle – Ahmet Gulabi DERE

Avec la rĂ©forme que AKP veut faire dans la Constitution turque les pouvoirs de Recep Tayip Erdogan se renforcent de plus en plus. Il devient le seul homme qui aura tout pouvoir sur le pays. Bien sĂ»r cette Ă©volution est sĂ©vĂšrement dĂ©noncĂ©e par les partis de l’opposition comme CHP (le Parti rĂ©publicain du peuple), HDP (Parti DĂ©mocratique du Peuple) et autres. Ainsi une partie de la sociĂ©tĂ© civile est contre c ...

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Turkey: Bans on Kurdish arts festivals spark solidarity actions – PELIN BAáčąARAN

Arts organisation Siyah Bant examines how emergency rule has affected artistic practices in Diyarbakır Published by Turkey Uncensored on Januari 30, 2017 Turkey Uncensored is an Index on Censorship project to publish a series of articles from censored Turkish writers, artists and translators. Turkey’s state of emergency, announced after July’s coup attempt, was extended for three months in January. While ne ...

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Zachtere noodtoestand in Turkije nog altijd veel te hard – Peter Edel

Gepubliceerd door De Wereld Morgen op 25 januari 2017 De na de mislukte staatsgreep van 2016 afgekondigde noodtoestand in Turkije blijft reden tot veel zorgen in Europa. De Raad Van Europa stond op het punt sancties af te kondigen, maar Ankara schrok daar zo van dat besloten werd de noodtoestand af te zwakken. Dat klinkt mooier dan het in de praktijk is. Het beste nieuws is dat verdachten onder de noodtoest ...

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Turkey’s Proposed Constitutional Changes and Erdoğan’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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DĂ©claration HDP: Les rĂšglementations illĂ©gales concernant l’État d’urgence continuent avec trois nouveaux dĂ©crets gouvernementaux

11.01.2017 Les rĂšglementations illĂ©gales concernant l’État d’urgence continuent avec trois nouveaux dĂ©crets gouvernementaux Le 6 janvier 2017, le gouvernement de l’AKP a Ă©mis trois nouveaux dĂ©crets ayant force de loi qui ont lĂ©gitimĂ© l’expulsion de 8 398 fonctionnaires et de 649 acadĂ©miciens et l’interdiction de 83 nouvelles organisations de la sociĂ©tĂ© civile. 30 des acadĂ©miciens expulsĂ©s 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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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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