Kurdish News Weekly Briefing, 6 June 2013

Due to illness we were unable to put together a fully formatted news briefing for you last week. Nonetheless, we did what we could and below are a series of important articles from across the online media about the Taksim protests in Turkey and its relationship to the Kurdish question, Turkish democratisation and the peace talks.

The Economist: Turkey troubles – Democrat or Sultan?
http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21579004-recep-tayyip-erdogan-should-heed-turkeys-street-protesters-not-dismiss-them-democrat-or-sultan

KCK: ‘Support the protests and also be wary of racist agendas’
http://kurdistantribune.com/2013/kck-support-protests-be-wary-of-racist-agendas/

BDP deputy Önder met President Gül
http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/bdp-deputy-onder-met-president-gul.htm

Leyla Khaled supports Taksim protest – video
http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/leyla-khaled-supports-taksim-protest-video.htm

Turkey: KESK strikes in solidarity with Taksim protests
http://kurdistantribune.com/2013/turkey-kesk-strikes-solidarity-taksim-protests/

Kurdistan People’s Initiative in solidarity with Taksim resistance
http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/kurdistan-people-s-initiative-in-solidarity-with-taksim-resistance.htm

HDK rallied for Gezi Park
http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/hdk-rallied-for-gezi-park.htm

Demirtas: We stand by the people
http://en.firatnews.com/news/news/demirtas-we-stand-by-the-people.htm

Official: PKK Pullout Will Take Longer Than Expected
by RUDAW <http://rudaw.net/english/authors/rudaw>
http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/turkey/05062013

The view from Taksim Square: why is Turkey now in turmoil?
Elif Shafak, The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/03/taksim-square-istanbul-turkey-protest

RAISING OUR VOICES IN TAKSIM SQUARE..
http://www.equaltimes.org/opinion/raising-our-voices-in-taksim-square
Eıvanç Eliaçık, Director of International Relations Department, Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey

The Kurdish political movement and the Constitution
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/the-kurdish-political-movement-and-the-constitution.aspx?pageID=449&nID=47976&NewsCatID=428

No change is seen in Turkey mentality against Kurds: Ahmet Turk
http://kurdpress.com/En/NSite/FullStory/News/?Id=4623#Title=%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09%09No%20change%20is%20seen%20in%20Turkey%20mentality%20against%20Kurds:%20Ahmet%20Turk%0A%09%09%09%09%09%09%09

Myths and Clichés in the PKK Debate
Friday, March 22, 2013 | Opinion | Taha Özhan
http://setav.org/en/myths-and-clichés-in-the-pkk-debate/opinion/4592

The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish summer
http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/11978/the-right-to-the-city-movement-and-the-turkish-sum

Why Are EU Countries Abusing Kurdish Leader Adam Uzun?
http://www.foreignpolicyjournal.com/2013/06/01/why-are-eu-countries-abusing-kurdish-leader-adam-uzun/

Unrest in Turkey shows cracks in AKP’s vision
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/01/turkey-akp-party-politics-kurds-religion

The new suffragettes: The Kurdish woman fighting against female genital mutilation
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/the-new-suffragettes-the-kurdish-woman-fighting-against-female-genital-mutilation-8640310.html

The diverse revolt of Turkish youth and the production of the political
Open Democracy Burce Celik, 6 June 2013
http://www.opendemocracy.net/burce-celik/diverse-revolt-of-turkish-youth-and-production-of-political

Time for Europe to Talk Turkey
http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=52017&lang=en

From the Mainstream Media to the Alternative Media: Media in Turkey and Taksim Gezi Park Protests
DR. GÖZDE YILMAZ, POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER, MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY – JUNE 6, 2013
DOMESTIC POLICY
http://researchturkey.org/wp/wordpress/?p=3381

Kurds: a people held captive in their own land
http://kurdishrights.org/2013/06/05/kurds-a-people-held-captive-in-their-own-homeland/

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