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Claim: Turkey not serious about settlement with Kurds

The Guardian newspaper published an editorial titled “The Guardian view on Turkey’s Kurdish policies: compounding the region’s troubles” on 18 February 2016.
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Claim: President Erdogan pursues constitutional change to extend presidential powers

The Economist published a news article on 20 February 2016 in which it was claimed that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is “single-mindedly pursuing a constitutional change that would extend the powers of his presidency”.

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Claim: Military operations in southeastern Turkey “anti-Kurdish”

Russian news portal Sputnik claimed that the Turkish government has an “an ambitious anti-Kurdish initiative” and has been implementing “

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Claim: Turkey’s open door policy “illusion”

On 24 November 2015, an analysis titled Is Turkey’s ‘open door policy’ an illusion? was published on the Al Jazeera websit

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Claim: Turkish government misinforms people

On 17 February 2016 RIA Novosti, a Russian state-operated news agency, published an interview with Murat Karayilan one of the co-founders of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party), a militant group listed as a terrorist organization by Turke

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Claim: Turkey paralyzes Syria negotiations, defends partition

On 17 February 2016, the Jerusalem Post, an Israeli broadsheet newspaper, published an interview with Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah, which is an Iranian-backed Shiite militant group and political party based in Lebanon.

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Claim: HDP rejects armed struggle

On 12 February 2016, three columnists for German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel - Katrin Kuntz, Onur Burcak and Emin Ozmen - published an article with the headline Children of the PKK: The Intensity of Turkey’s Civil War in which it wa

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Claim: Military coups keep Turkey on track

On 4 February 2016, Robert Ellis wrote an article in The Independent newspaper in which he claimed that military coups between 1960 and 1980 kept Turkey’s democratic development on track.
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