HDP

Mothers Sit-In Protests in Diyarbakir A Catalyst for Resistance against
Mothers’ Sit-In Protests in Diyarbakir: A Catalyst for Resistance against the PKK?

The mass protest by the families, whose children were abducted and recruited by the PKK, may become a game changer in the...

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Give me my son or I will burn this place
'Give me my son or I will burn this place down!': A Kurdish Mother’s Fight against the PKK

Now, Kurdish mothers whose children were abducted by the PKK are encouraging each other to take their children back, and...

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Trustee Appointments in Diyarbakır Van and Mardin A Look at
Trustee Appointments in Diyarbakır, Van, and Mardin: A Look at Party Responses

The reflections of Turkey's opposition parties on the appointment of trustees replacing the HDP mayors of Diyarbakir, Van...

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Turkey s Communist Mayor
Turkey’s Communist Mayor

“If the girls of Dersim had not been given out for adoption, they would have remained in Medieval times. At the homes they...

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Öcalan s Birthday and the PKK s Day of the
Öcalan’s Birthday and the PKK’s Day of the Dead

“Today, Kurdish women and youth are sacrificing their lives for Apo because of his contributions to women and youth. This...

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Turkey s Kurds Choose the AK Party over HDP Separatism
Turkey’s Kurds Choose the AK Party over HDP Separatism

The AK Party increased its votes in the eastern region, which shows that stiff counterterrorism measures against the PKK...

Monday, April 1, 2019

Turkey s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the
Turkey’s Secularists and Separatists Hand in Hand to the Ballots

What did the CHP and Iyi Party promise the HDP in order to receive support? No representative from either party is ready...

Friday, March 29, 2019

Is the Turkish Opposition Really an Alternative
Is the Turkish Opposition Really an Alternative?

Despite the rising public displeasure with the existing ruling power, the opposition seems to fail to offer itself as an...

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hunger Strikes for the PKK s Imprisoned Leader Ocalan
Hunger Strikes for the PKK’s Imprisoned Leader Ocalan

HDP and its predecessors have long followed and supported Ocalan. Sometimes, they argued that Ocalan was being poisoned,...

Monday, February 11, 2019

Turkey's Operation in Syria as the Determinant of the Local
Turkey's Operation in Syria as the Determinant of the Local Elections

All developments until now show that Turkey’s military operation in Syria may be one of the determinants of the result in...

Monday, December 24, 2018

The ECHR Ruling on Demirtas and Turkey s Response
The ECHR Ruling on Demirtas and Turkey’s Response

50 people died in the riots that Demirtas called his party to support - including 4 children conducting charity work in...

Monday, November 26, 2018

Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP
Will the CHP Choose the Iyi Party or the HDP?

The CHP and the Iyi Party are trying to find a way to make not a broad but a limited cooperation and are seeking to find a...

Monday, November 19, 2018

Candidates for Turkey's Local Elections to be Announced Soon
Candidates for Turkey's Local Elections to be Announced Soon

Change is expected in the AK Party candidate profiles that more than half the candidates will probably be new names. For...

Friday, November 23, 2018

Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections Future Scenarios
Evaluating Turkey's Upcoming Elections: Future Scenarios

While parties have accelerated their preparations for the upcoming local elections in Turkey, their candidates and...

Monday, November 12, 2018

Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies
Turkey's Political Parties Set their Local Election Strategies

What do the political parties in Turkey plan for the local elections 2019? What will be their local elections strategies?...

Monday, October 15, 2018

Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019
Can CHP and HDP Form an Alliance in Turkey's 2019 Local Elections?

Even though the CHP’s strategy in local elections is not clear yet, taking into consideration discussions made, it is...

Monday, September 17, 2018

HDP s Choice Political Struggle or Armed Campaign
HDP’s Choice: Political Struggle or Armed Campaign?

The HDP should not overestimate the Turkish state’s choice to leave the “political path” open. As the HDP embraces a...

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK
Will HDP Choose Democratic Politics and Stand Against the PKK?

With its 67 deputies, the HDP has another chance to choose democratic means over violence and polarization ahead of the...

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PKK Kamikazes Lotus Flower and Dessert
PKK, Kamikazes, Lotus Flower and Dessert

The PKK does not only announce their acts with the notes they leave near the victims’ bodies. They also claim...

Thursday, July 12, 2018

How intra-Kurdish Differences Prevail in Eastern Turkey
How intra-Kurdish Differences Prevail in Eastern Turkey

A final finding of the June 24 elections in Turkey is that neither Turkey’s eastern votes nor its Kurdish votes act as a...

Monday, July 9, 2018

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