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27/07/2015

French press review 27 July 2015

The French press applauds Tour de France's "unloved winner Christopher Froome" amid persisting allegations of doping.
Protesters in Istanbul hail PKK flags and pictures of victims of the Suruc bombing
24/07/2015 - TURKEY

Ceasefire between Turkish government and Kurds could be at risk, experts say

Experts say the added threat of the Islamic State armed group in Turkey during a time of political turmoil between the government and pro-Kurds could prove difficult to handle.

Portrait of Sakine Cansiz in front of the Kurdish cultural centre where she was killed in 2013
23/07/2015 - FRANCE- TURkey

French inquiry implicates Turkish secret services in Paris Kurds' murder

French investigators have found that Turkey's secret services were probably involved in the murder of three Kurdish women activists in Paris in 2013.
At least 32 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack in Suruc, Turkey
21/07/2015 - TURKEY

Turkey's anti-IS crackdown, anti-Kurd revenge could be behind Suruc bombing, experts

Analysts say that Turkey's recent crackdown on the Islamic State (IS) armed group could be one of the motives for Monday's bombing in Suruc that killed 32 people.
Turkey’s legislative elections, Mandela Day, and more
18/07/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Turkey’s legislative elections, Mandela Day, and more

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the quiz about Turkey’s June legislative elections.
Islamic State fighter
23/06/2015 - SYRIA - United States - Libya

US airstrike kills IS recruiter as Kurdish forces advance in Syria

A "high profile" recruiter for the Islamic State armed group has been killed in a US airstrike in northern Iraq.
Turkish elections opening for Kurds
13/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Turkish elections opening for Kurds

It's a week since the decade-long stronghold of Turkey's AKP over the political landscape was broken.
A homage to Clément Méric in Toulouse
07/06/2015 - France - Turkey

Anti-fascists, Kurds mark Méric killing, Turkey violence in Paris

Some 2-3,000 anti-fascists demonstrated in Paris to mark the anniversary of the death of Clément Méric, who was killed in a dispute with far-right skinheads in 2013.
A Kurdish poet battles to defend Kurdish language
29/01/2015 - International report

A Kurdish poet battles to defend Kurdish language

Since the foundation of the Turkish republic in 1923, the country’s largest minority - the Kurds - have struggled for recognition. Their existence has been denied and language suppressed.
Kobane siege triggers clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast
27/01/2015 - International report

Kobane siege triggers clashes in Turkey's Kurdish southeast

The siege of the mainly Kurdish city of Kobane in Syria by the armed group which calls itself Islamic State, was the trigger in Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish southeast for deadly ...
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