European Convention on Human Rights http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24392/all en UPDATE 1-Turkey, Ocalan map out steps to end Kurdish conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Jailed militant agrees four-stage process to disarmament</p> <p>* Kurdish politicians, PKK give cautious welcome</p> <p>* Pro-Kurdish party seeks role in negotiations</p> <p>* 40,000 killed since conflict began in 1984</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Ocalan Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights Asia European Convention on Human Rights Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdish people Kurdish–Turkish conflict Kurdistan independence movement Kurdistan Workers' Party Murat Karayılan Social Issues War Workers Party Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731666 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Kurdish militant leader to meet brother after killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/jailed-kurdish-militant-leader-meet-brother-after-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant chief Abdullah Ocalan was to be visited by his brother in prison on Monday after the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris cast a shadow over nascent peace talks he is conducting with Turkish authorities.</p> <p>The dialogue, which Turkish media reports say have yielded a framework for full negotiations, began after Ocalan called on hundreds of PKK inmates to end a hunger strike last November, an appeal issued through his brother.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/jailed-kurdish-militant-leader-meet-brother-after-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734093 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Kurdish rebel chief demands Paris murders solved soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/jailed-kurdish-rebel-chief-demands-paris-murders-solved-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ocalan condemns killings, sends condolences</p> <p>* Many see murders as bid to sabotage peace moves</p> <p>* PKK leader held in island jail since 1999 capture</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on French police to solve the murders of three Kurdish activists quickly, his brother said, but he gave no indication their killing would disrupt nascent peace talks between him and Turkish officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/jailed-kurdish-rebel-chief-demands-paris-murders-solved-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734626 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in N. Iraq - media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/turkish-warplanes-strike-pkk-targets-n-iraq-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have attacked militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq in the first such attacks since details emerged of talks between the state and the rebels' jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, media reports said.</p> <p>Broadcaster CNN Turk said several jets attacked PKK forces in areas of northern Iraq on Sunday in the first operation in 12 days and struck again on Monday evening. It did not identify a source for the report, which could not immediately be confirmed.</p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734830 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Turkey's PM Erdogan says won't bow to Kurdish militancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-turkeys-pm-erdogan-says-wont-bow-kurdish-militancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Turkey stands firm against PKK, wants end to suffering-PM</p> <p>* Erdogan says his one goal "is to halt the mothers' tears"</p> <p>* Warplanes strike PKK targets in northern Iraq</p> <p>* Many see Paris PKK murders as bid to sabotage peace moves</p> <p>* PKK's Ocalan condemns Paris killings, sends condolences</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-turkeys-pm-erdogan-says-wont-bow-kurdish-militancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734704 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands rally for funeral of slain Kurdish activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* More than 10,000 gather in Kurdish stronghold</p> <p>* Killings cast shadow over nascent peace process</p> <p>* Turkish PM urges calm, says security forces vigilant</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thousands poured onto the streets of Turkey's main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Thursday for the funeral of three Kurdish activists killed in Paris, chanting pro-militant slogans as their coffins passed through the crowds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735508 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Thousands rally for funeral of slain Kurdish activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Killings cast shadow over nascent peace process</p> <p>* Leading Kurdish politician says it's time for peace</p> <p>* Turkish prime minister urges calm</p> <p>* European Committee for Prevention of Torture visits Ocalan (Adds quotes, details, background)</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735646 at http://www.globalpost.com Kurd murder suspect placed under investigation in France http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/kurd-murder-suspect-placed-under-investigation-france <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A suspect detained last week over the killing of three Kurdish rebel activists in Paris was placed under formal investigation for murder on Monday, the Paris prosecutor said.</p> <p>Thirty-year-old Omer Guney was the driver of one of the women who were shot in the head on Jan. 9 at an institute linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Prosecutor François Molins said.</p> <p>Guney, who told prosecutors he had been a PKK member for two years, denied the charges.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/kurd-murder-suspect-placed-under-investigation-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 19:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5737402 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish PM criticises pre-trial detentions of military officers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/turkish-pm-criticises-pre-trial-detentions-military-officers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Erdogan has curbed influence of once-powerful military</p> <p>* Comments seen as distancing from trials after criticism</p> <p>* Comes after one of most violent years in three decades</p> <p>By Jonathon Burch</p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 26 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has criticised the lengthy pre-trial detention of hundreds of military officers, suggesting it was sapping army morale just as Ankara vows to keep up pressure on Kurdish militants.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/turkish-pm-criticises-pre-trial-detentions-military-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Tayyip Erdogan War Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 19:30:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739947 at http://www.globalpost.com Kurdish militants set to halt Turkey hostilities in Feb - paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/kurdish-militants-set-halt-turkey-hostilities-feb-paper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Kurdish militants will announce a halt to hostilities with the Turkish state in February according to the timetable of a fledgling peace process aimed at ending a 28-year-old insurgency, a newspaper report said on Tuesday.</p> <p>As an initial confidence-building step, around 100 fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) guerrilla group will disarm and withdraw from Turkish soil, the Hurriyet daily said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/kurdish-militants-set-halt-turkey-hostilities-feb-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:30:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740938 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Kurdish militants set for Turkey ceasefire in Feb-paper http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-kurdish-militants-set-turkey-ceasefire-feb-paper <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Some 100 PKK fighters to leave Turkey to boost confidence</p> <p>* Talks with rebel group being held in northern Iraq</p> <p>* PM Erdogan under pressure to act swiftly as elections loom</p> <p>* More than 40,000 people killed in conflict since 1984 (Adds PKK comments)</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/update-1-kurdish-militants-set-turkey-ceasefire-feb-paper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Middle East Politics War Workers Party Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:02:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740975 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey probes suspect of Paris slaying: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/turkey-probes-suspect-paris-slaying-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Ankara prosecutor's office has launched an investigation into the alleged killer of three Kurdish women activists who were shot dead in Paris last month, the state-run Anatolia news agency reported Wednesday. </p> <p>The office will probe whether 30-year-old Omer Guney, who was charged in France with the January 9 triple murder, has any connections in Turkey, according to Anatolia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/turkey-probes-suspect-paris-slaying-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 15:01:11 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5747626 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama eyes 'real progress' in Turkey peace talks: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/obama-eyes-real-progress-turkey-peace-talks-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US President Barack Obama said he believes Turkey's efforts to try to resolve the three-decade conflict with Kurdish rebels will lead to "real progress," according to remarks published in a Turkish newspaper on Sunday.</p> <p>"I applaud Prime Minister (Recep Tayyip) Erdogan's efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to a struggle that has caused so much pain and sorrow," he told the Milliyet newspaper, referring to negotiations launched last year between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130210/obama-eyes-real-progress-turkey-peace-talks-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people AFP Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:46:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5751687 at http://www.globalpost.com Ankara to reform its criticised anti-terror laws http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/ankara-reform-its-criticised-anti-terror-laws <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey's Islamic-rooted government is set to submit a new legal package that would tune its often criticised anti-terrorism laws to European standards, parliamentary sources said Wednesday.</p> <p>"The changes we have prepared will enable Turkey to move forward in the path of the rule of law and expand freedom of expression," said Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130213/ankara-reform-its-criticised-anti-terror-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Law Politics Technology War AFP Wed, 13 Feb 2013 18:01:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5754834 at http://www.globalpost.com Erdogan appeals for backing for peace talks with Kurds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/erdogan-appeals-backing-peace-talks-kurds <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the people of the Kurdish-majority southeast on Sunday to support new peace negotiations with outlawed rebels.</p> <p>"We have initiated a process... to give a chance to a political solution. As long as you stand behind us, we will tackle this problem determinedly," Erdogan told party supporters in the town of Midyat, where the population is a mix of Kurds. Turks and Arabs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/erdogan-appeals-backing-peace-talks-kurds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster European Convention on Human Rights Middle East Recep Tayyip Erdogan Technology AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 13:15:57 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758114 at http://www.globalpost.com