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A Diyarbakir resident castes his vote at a polling booth on Sunday.
01/11/2015 - Report: Turkey

Kurds turn out for HDP in Turkey’s election, as special forces watch polling stations

Voters were arriving at polling stations as soon as they opened in the south-eastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir on Sunday.
Abdullah Demirbash, a leading HDP supporter in Diyarbakir, Turkey.
30/10/2015 - Interview: Turkey

Embattled Kurdish party could back AKP-led coalition after Turkey's election

Turkey holds its second general election this year on Sunday because the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win an absolute majority last June.

Bullet holes and a huge gap in the wall where a booby trap went off, killing two police, in one of the houses where IS members were staying.
30/10/2015 - Report: Turkey

Turkish government rejects claim not fighting IS after Diyarbakir shootout

Turkey has experienced a wave of violence ahead of its second election this year on Sunday.


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.