Turkey

By Yvo Fitzherbert ISTANBUL, Turkey (Middle East Eye) —Supporters of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) fear the detention of the party’s co-leaders and several other MPs earlier this month may have closed the door to[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress) — Kurdish politician Ahmet Türk who has been recently dismissed from his post as the mayor of Mardin, has been detained as part of the ongoing terror probe in Turkey, Anadolu reported. On November 17 the Turkish[...]

ISTANBUL (Agos) — Nationalist Turkish Party Istanbul Chair Bilal Gökçeyurt and the chair of the Turan Organization Ercan Uçar have been acquitted in the case of the threat against Agos.  Agos’ lawyer Hakan Bakircioglu objected to[...]

RAQQA (DW) — Turkey has issued arrest warrants for the leader of the main Syrian Kurdish party (PYD) allied with the western anti-“Islamic State” coalition. Ankara accuses the PYD of ties to Kurdish guerillas in[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian On November 8, America reached the end of one of its ugliest presidential campaigns in recent history, the outcome of which stunned the world and perhaps even surprised Donald Trump himself, since the polls were[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — During the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s 62nd session, Armenian member of parliament (MP) Koryun Nahapetyan in his speech criticized Turkey, presenting it as a terrorist-supporting state, according to the Turkish[...]

ISTANBUL (Combined Sources) — Turkish human rights lawyer Levent Piskin was arrested on Monday, November 14 during a dawn raid at his Istanbul home, after visiting in prison the leader of the pro-Kurdish HDP Party, Selahattin Demirtas.[...]

MONTE VIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia) — The Uruguayan ruling party, Broad Front (Frente Amplio) expressed its “solidarity” with the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) and with the “victims of the indiscriminate[...]

BERLIN (Armenpress) — Germany’s Foreign Minister met his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Turkey last week, Deutsche Welle reports. At the end of the meeting the Ministers participated in a press conference. Steinmeier expressed[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator Living in Europe, the past envelops you like a warm garment, and is never absent, especially the recent past, say developments over the last century. This is particularly true of[...]

ISTANBUL (Reuters) — Turkey’s prime minister said he had no regard for Europe’s “red line” on press freedom on Tuesday and warned Ankara would not be brought to heel with threats, rejecting criticism of the detention of senior[...]