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Turkey’s Erdogan wins presidential election: electoral board

E-Kurd - 2018-06-25 21:44
ANKARA,— Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has won more than half the votes in Sunday’s presidential election after 97.2 percent of votes have been counted, the head of Turkey’s High Electoral Board (YSK) said. Speaking at the YSK headquarters in Ankara a ...

Turkey’s Election Reinvigorates Debate over Kurdish Demands

International Crisis Group - 2018-06-13 19:32
Ahead of Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections on 24 June, opinion polls suggest a tighter race than many anticipated. The country’s Kurds could be kingmakers, prompting politicians of different stripes to court their votes and opening much-n ...

A jailed Kurdish leader could sway Turkey's elections

The Economist - 2018-06-12 19:09
Demirtas: in jail, but on the campaign trail HUNDREDS of new apartment blocks are rising from the rubble of Nusaybin, a city in Turkey’s Kurdish south-east. The government is doing its best to concrete over the devastation. But traces of the horrific cla ...

Turkey’s thirst for power threatens water war with Iraq

The Defense Post - 2018-06-08 01:46
Iraq, including Kurdistan, relies on the Euphrates and Tigris for 98 percent of its water. Hydroelectric dam building in Turkey is blamed for a 40 percent drop in water levels The post Turkey’s thirst for power threatens water war with Iraq appeared firs ...

Turkey’s Erdogan seeks to sway voters in Kurdish heartland

E-Kurd - 2018-06-04 15:59
DIYARBAKIR-AMED, Turkey’s Kurdish region,— Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday sought to persuade voters in the heartland of Turkey’s Kurdish minority to vote for him in June 24 polls, arguing his party had done the most to rebuild the area ...