In this December 2009 file photo, a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, trains on a weapon at their camp in the Qandil mountains near the Turkish border with northern Iraq.
(AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed)
Why did negotiations between the Turkish state and the Kurds, aimed at mitigating ethnic conflict and bringing about peace, fail in Turkey?
Here goes: Kurdish people in south-eastern Turkey vote in the constitutional referendum.
With President Erdoğan increasingly empowered, the 'Kurdish question' is at the forefront once again.
Ankara's real target in Syria is the Kurds, but is Turkey getting bogged down on too many fronts?
Turkey is recovering from a failed coup, not a war, but it could learn from the practice of post-conflict reconstruction.
Cry, the beloved country.
Politically unstable and bordering the world's most violent and volatile region, Turkey is at risk of descending into civil war.
A second bomb in the Turkish capital in three weeks raises the question of who are the main players in the violent struggle.
Protesters hold placards reading ‘we know who the killer is’.
Beleaguered president may about to receive an unequivical message from voters.
The shoes of a street vendor who died mark the site of the Ankara attack.
During the unrest of the 1990s, mysterious networks were said to have assassinated Kurdish fighters. Some believe they are still in operation.
Things are going from bad to worse in Turkey. Why – and where will it end?
Up in arms.
Turkey's political factions, hardly friends at the best of times, are more divided and mutually suspicious than ever.
It’s not looking good.
Unrest has spread to Istanbul where the US consulate has been attacked.
The use of Incirlik airbase by Turkish warplanes launching attacks across the border and its re-opening to the US Airforce reflect the domestic and international goals of Turkey’s campaign.
What prompted Turkey's punishing campaign against both Islamic State and Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria? The explanation for this sharp reversal of policy may lie in calculations for fresh elections.
An anti-government protest underway in Istanbul.
EPA/Ulas Yunus Tosun
Whatever the pretext, Turkey's latest push against the Kurds will do nobody any favours.
A victim, with a flag of the Federation of Socialist Youth Associations covering him, lies on the ground following an explosion in Turkey on July 20 2015.
A suicide bombing in Turkey last week has pulled Ankara closer to the US in the fight against ISIS. It has also raised concerns about Kurds who are also being targeted by Turkish bombing raids.
Turkish troops patrol the Syrian border as airstrikes begin.
After months of pressure, the coalition against IS has a new team member. But what are its real motives?
Watch and learn.
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A land divided.
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The patience of Turkey’s Kurds is being tested.
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Are the US and its allies letting Kobanê go?
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