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Kurdish Protesters Clash with Turkish Police in Van

Hundreds of Kurds clashed with police in Turkey’s south-eastern city of van, hurling stones, firebombs and fireworks. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Associated Press reported

Top Turkish Court To Discuss Case Outlawing Kurdish Party Next Week

Turkey’s Constitutional Court will begin hearings regarding the closure case of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party, or DTP, on Tuesday, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.

Turkey Says No Plans for Trilateral Summit

ANKARA–A Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Friday denied media reports that Turkish President Abdullah Gul was planning to host a new round of trilateral talks between his Armenian and Azeri counterparts in Istanbul, reported the Anatolia News Agency. Burak Ozugergin said Friday that Turkey had no efforts to organize a tripartite summit with the presidents

Turkish, Armenian Foreign Ministers ‘Optimistic’ on Regional Relations

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Armenia is optimistic about the future of Armenia-Turkey relations, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Thursday, as the Turkish foreign minister hailed what has been coined as a new era of dialogue in a region fraught with historical conflicts. In an interview with Turkey’s Anatolia news agency in the Albanian capital of Tirana,

Kurdish Party Leader Calls Turkish Policies Genocidal; Prosecutors Launch Investigation

ANKARA (ANATOLIA)–Prosecutors on Wednesday launched an investigation into a speech made by the leader of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) in which he denounced the government’s policy regarding the Kurdish issue, describing it as “cultural and societal genocide,” the Anatolia news agency reported. In his speech on Tuesday, Turk said that since the military

Turkish Policemen Cleared Over Pictures of Dink’s Killer

ANKARA (AFP)–Two Turkish policemen were Wednesday acquitted over a scandal in which security forces posed for pictures with the suspected killer of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, the Anatolia news agency said. The court verdict will be a disappointment for Dink’s family who say police protected the self-confessed killer, Ogun Samast, when he was seized in

Swiss President: Genocide Row Should be Settled by Historians

BERNE (Turkish Daily News)–Pascal Couchepin, the president of the Swiss Confederation, Friday said historians should settle the issue of the Armenian Genocide, endorsing recent efforts by Turkey to pressure landlocked Armenia to endorse a Turkish proposed commission to “investigate” the Armenian Genocide. The lower house of the Swiss Parliament recognized the genocide in a 2003