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Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish HDP Partially Boycotts Parliament after Arrests

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Nov 6 – Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition announced a partial boycott of parliament on Sunday, saying it was “halting its legislative efforts” after its leaders and other lawmakers were detained in a move which drew international condemnation. The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the second-largest opposition grouping in Turkey’s parliament,

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EU ‘Extremely Worried’ by Turkey’s Arrests of Kurd Leaders

BRUSSELS – The European Union is “extremely worried” by Turkey’s arrest of Kurdish opposition lawmakers and has called a meeting of EU national envoys in Ankara, the bloc’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini tweeted on Friday. “Extremely worried for arrest of (Selahattin Demirtas) and other (HDP) MPs,” she said. “In contact with authorities. Called EU

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Car Bomb Rocks Southeast Turkey After Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers Detained

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 4 – A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey’s largest city on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40, security sources said, hours after police detained the leaders of the mostly Kurdish region’s biggest political party. The blast struck near the police station in Diyarbakir where some of the

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Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish Opposition Will Join Work on New Constitution

By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Jan 25 – Turkey‘s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said on Sunday it would take part in a parliamentary commission charged with drafting a new constitution and would challenge the ruling AK Party’s plans for a strong executive presidency. The AK Party has broad cross-party support for overhauling Turkey‘s constitution, which

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Turkey’s Erdogan Wins Majority Vote

BY Staff Reporter ANKARA/ISTANBUL (Nov. 2) ¬†Turkey’s election results were announced late Sunday¬†night and President Recep Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the snap elections in a landslide victory. Preliminary results projected a majority win by AKP with 49.4 percent of the vote, giving it 315 out of 550 seats in parliament.The main opposition

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