Securing the release of imprisoned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan is viewed as key to a peaceful resolution of the Kurdish issue. Öcalan Books Day was marked by events across several countries with public readings of the PKK leader’s literary works.
🔶World celebrates Öcalan Books Day
🔶Turkey's pro-Kurdish party rebrands
🔶Crisis in Turkish prisons
🔶Alevis rally in Istanbul to demand civic equality
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Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Equality and Democracy Party spokeswoman Ayşegül Doğan discusses the Court of Appeals’ decision to reject abbreviation HEDEP, announces alternative as ‘DEM Party’.
Ousted Turkish Medical Association chair Şebnem Korur Fincancı has voiced serious concern over the healthcare system in Turkey’s prisons, criticising links between the Forensic Medicine Institute and the Justice Ministry.
Thousands gathered in Istanbul on 10 December, led by Turkey’s Alevi associations, a diverse selection of non-governmental organisation and political parties. The participants joined together to call for secular education and civic equality.
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