Following through on a long-desired promise to have a country of their own Kurds in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and Syria have finally been able to place votes for independence.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Turkey. Regional turmoil and ongoing repression of the Kurdish minority remain contentious challenges. Occupy Turkey protests challenged the government in 2013. Also take a look at our articles on Occupy Turkey.
Trial of 17 journalists, accused of being involved in July’s failed coup, got underway Monday
Erdogan indicated his patience was running out and that judicial steps could be taken against participants
The EU expressed concern over the detention of the head of Amnesty International’s Turkish branch
A 21-year-old Turkish law student has been given a two-year suspended prison sentence
Two journalists from the mass circulation nationalist-secular Sozcu newspaper were formally arrested
International and national pressure is growing on Ankara over the fate of two protesters on hunger strike
Chiefs of a magazine to 22 years in jail after they were found guilty of provoking an armed rebellion
An Istanbul court issued on Friday arrest warrants for four journalists at a daily newspaper
Only a fool would predict, so here goes: Lebanon’s war lasted 15 years, but Syria’s will last longer because the foreign backers are in it for the long haul: for global, not regional, victory.