southeast turkey Tag Archive

Turkey’s toothy smile of unity

Ignoring the country’s most successful Kurdish party does not bode well for peace in the southeast...

Gone: Hakkari and Şırnak

Turkey’s government is planning a wholesale reorganisation of the two provinces in the country’s far southeast, according to proposals laid before parliament...

PKK, TAK and the sea of confusion

Like any war, Turkey’s conflict with the PKK has nuances that are not straightforward to unpack...

If this is the PKK, it is a game changer

Not for decades have Kurdish militants struck civilians on a mass scale. That may have changed on Sunday...

The first step of the peace process: a PKK ceasefire

The imprisoned PKK leader issues a call for peace to a crowd of thousands in Turkey's southeast...

There is still hope for a Kurdish peace

The news that three Kurdish women, including a co-founder of the PKK, were found shot dead in a Parisian Kurdish centre, has stolen headlines in Turkey and across the world. As...

Here we go again

The first signs are that some earthquake disaster relief lessons have been learned. In the last three hours, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the eastern Turkish province of Van....

New Year cheer: how Top Gear offended Turkey

Fans of the BBC’s popular motoring show Top Gear will be aware that their latest adventure saw them drive across the Middle East towards Bethlehem. They were following in...

You propose an alliance?

A CHP-BDP tie-up could bolster the Turkish left wing...

In they march

Thousands of Turkish troops pour across the border into Northern Iraq...