NEWS

1. Erdogan hails Kurd rebel pullout as end of “dark era” for Turkey, http://news.yahoo.com/erdogan-hails-kurd-rebel-pullout-end-dark-era-132052293.html

2. Turkey says forces will take ‘care’ during Kurdish PKK rebels pullback, http://www.ekurd.net/mismas/articles/misc2013/4/turkey4668.htm 

3. Parliamentary report to guide Kurdish settlement process, http://www.todayszaman.com/news-313708-parliamentary-report-to-guide-kurdish-settlement-process.html

4. Panel Discusses Turkey’s Fragile Opportunity for Peace with the Kurds, http://rudaw.net/english/world/01052013

5. Karayılan: We should be able to go to Imralı, http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/karayilan-we-should-be-able-to-go-to-imrali.htm

6. Interview with Karayilan: ‘Our Withdrawal Comes When Struggle is at Peak’, http://rudaw.net/english/interview/29042013

7. Turkey’s New Anti-Terror Laws Do Not Benefit Kurds, Observers Say, http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/turkey/25042013

8. The message of Abdullah Ocalan to the women congress, http://rojhelat.info/en/?p=5808

9. Justice key to Kurdish peace process, http://kurdishrights.org/2013/04/30/justice-key-to-kurdish-peace-process/

10. No winner in dirty war, Turkish PM says, http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/no-winner-in-dirty-war-turkish-pm-says.aspx?pageID=238&nID=45979&NewsCatID=338

11. Kurds honour brave Turkish writer Ismail Beshikchi, http://kurdistantribune.com/2013/kurds-honour-brave-turkish-writer-ismail-beshkchi/

12. VIDEO: Blood for Oil: Fuel frenzy could spark war as Kurds seek secession from Iraq, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IDaeZ_Pkng

13. Middle East Today: Iraq’s Escalation in Violence, http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2013/4/27/middle-east-today-iraqs-escalation-in-violence.html

 

COMMENT, OPINION AND ANALYSIS

14. The PKK’s withdrawal: An historic step, http://www.economist.com/blogs/charlemagne/2013/04/pkks-withdrawal

15. How did the Security Council hear the PKK statement? http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/how-did-the-security-council-hear-the-pkk-statement.aspx?pageID=449&nID=45746&NewsCatID=409

16. As PKK Retreats From Turkey, http://www.mesop.de/2013/04/27/as-pkk-retreats-from-turkey/

17. Ankara’s new sphere of influence, http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/ankara-s-new-sphere-of-influence-1.1178068 <http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/ankara-s-new-sphere-of-influence-1.1178068> 

18. From Turkey To Forming A Front Against Assad,  http://www.sabahenglish.com/national/2013/04/30/from-turkey-to-forming-a-front-against-assad

19. Turkey’s Adventure of New Constitution, http://setav.org/en/turkeys-adventure-of-new-constitution/opinion/5673

20. Kurdish solution? http://dawn.com/2013/05/01/kurdish-solution/

21. PKK Waves Flag of Islam, http://www.majalla.com/eng/2013/05/article55240976

22. Iraq after Hawija: Recovery or Relapse? http://www.crisisgroup.org/en/publication-type/alerts/2013/iraq-alert.aspx

23. Is Iraq on the Cusp of Partition? http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/04/30/is-iraq-on-the-cusp-of-partition/

24. Iraq’s Kurds at the Eye of Regional Storm, http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/05/02/iraqs-kurds-at-the-eye-of-regional-storm/

 

REPORTS

25. BHRC Report on a pre-trial hearing in the case of 46 Turkish lawyers, Istanbul Heavy Penal Court, Koaeli Prison, Silivri, http://www.barhumanrights.org.uk/bhrc-releases-legal-observation-report-turkey

 

STATEMENTS

26. EUTCC Statement: PKK’s Historical Move For Peace, http://peaceinkurdistancampaign.wordpress.com/activities/delegations/international-observation-of-the-kck-trial-of-kurdish-lawyers/

 

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