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?
KCK: ‘Support the protests and also be wary of racist agendas’
BDP deputy Önder met President Gül
Leyla Khaled supports Taksim protest – video
Turkey: KESK strikes in solidarity with Taksim protests
Kurdistan People’s Initiative in solidarity with Taksim resistance
HDK rallied for Gezi Park
Demirtas: We stand by the people
Official: PKK Pullout Will Take Longer Than Expected
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The view from Taksim Square: why is Turkey now in turmoil?
Elif Shafak, The Guardian
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
No change is seen in Turkey mentality against Kurds: Ahmet Turk
Myths and Clichés in the PKK Debate
Friday, March 22, 2013 | Opinion | Taha Özhan
The Right to the City Movement and the Turkish summer
Why Are EU Countries Abusing Kurdish Leader Adam Uzun?
Unrest in Turkey shows cracks in AKP’s vision
The new suffragettes: The Kurdish woman fighting against female genital mutilation
The diverse revolt of Turkish youth and the production of the political
Open Democracy Burce Celik, 6 June 2013
Time for Europe to Talk Turkey
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
Kurds: a people held captive in their own land