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[OPINION] The future of Erdoğan and the Kurdish vote

Ekrem Dumanlı Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his party, unable to accept losing the İstanbul mayoral election on March 31, finally persuaded the Supreme Election Board...

Lawyers visit jailed PKK leader Öcalan for first time in 8 years

Lawyers representing jailed leader of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Abdullah Öcalan visited him on May 2 for the first time since 2011, a law...

Police forcibly remove mothers of inmates on hunger strike to prevent sit-in

Turkish police on Friday forcibly removed the mothers of inmates on a hunger strike after they attempted to hold a sit-in in front of Gebze Prison...

Kurdish political parties call for end to hunger strike-related suicides in prison

The co-chairs of four Kurdish political parties have come together in Diyarbakır to call for an end to political suicides in Turkey’s prisons after four Kurdish inmates...

4th Kurdish inmate in a week kills self over public silence on hunger strikes

The fourth Kurdish inmate in a week has committed suicide in protest of the public silence on hunger strikes in several Turkish prisons over...

Inmate commits suicide to protest public silence on hunger strikes in Turkey

Ayten Beçet, a 28-year-old inmate in Gebze Prison, committed suicide to protest the public silence on hunger strikes in several Turkish prisons concerning the “isolation” of...

Police raid HDP Diyarbakır offices, detain 7 party officials on hunger strike

Turkish police teams used force to enter the Diyarbakır offices of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the early hours of Saturday and...

2 more HDP deputies go on hunger strike, bringing total to 4

Two more deputies from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) announced on Friday that they had started a hunger strike demanding an end to the...

Activist doctor says after examination deputy on hunger strike is in critical condition

Şebnem Korur Fincancı, a renowned rights activist and a doctor of forensics, has examined Leyla Güven, a deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)...

Jailed Kurdish leader seeks support from MEPs for lawmaker on hunger strike

Jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş called on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to speak out in support of deputy Leyla Güven, who has...

[UPDATE] Kurdish deputy on hunger strike rejects treatment, sent home from hospital

Leyla Güven, a deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who has been on a hunger strike to protest the isolation of the imprisoned...

Police prevent HDP from marching in solidarity with deputy on hunger strike

Turkish police on Monday prevented pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputies from marching in İstanbul’s Taksim Square in solidarity with deputy Leyla Güven, who...

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