Peace and Reconciliation Process
Regarding the Kurdish issue, a holistic approach, which empowers peace-oriented actors, and produces tangible findings and proposals in problem areas, stands essential to reach a permanent solution that satisfies demands for peace. Studies in this area seek to support the transformation of Turkey’s forty-year conflict into peace.
Business Community for Social Peace
With this project, the potentials, opportunities, and risks pertaining to socioeconomic development in Turkey’s southeast are brought to discussion in meetings bringing together business people from the country’s eastern and western regions. The joint platforms explore the ways in which Turkey’s business community can turn into a force that contributes to social peace.
The report Regional Development for Social Peace: Impressions from Business Communities in Istanbul and Diyarbakır authored by Beril Bahadır shares the findings from a recent field research carried out with business people from Istanbul and Diyarbakır, who closely followed the regional economic developments during the peace and reconciliation pr
Tahir Elçi, a human rights lawyer and defender whom we have known for years, worked with on countless projects, and looked up to his invaluable opinion and kind contributions on every occasion, was murdered in Diyarbakır on Saturday 28th November 2015 by a person/persons whose identity/identities is/are not yet identified.
Ayşe Yırcalı and Etyen Mahçupyan visited Diyarbakır in 6-8 August 2015 to gather the local sentiment and regional impressions as the peace process came to a halt. You may access the second article written by Etyen Mahçupyan below and via Serbestiyet.
"The Kurds are abiding by political realism in their search for a way out. People are aw
Ayşe Yırcalı and Etyen Mahçupyan visited Diyarbakır in 6-8 August 2015 to gather the local sentiment and regional impressions as the peace process came to a halt. You may access the first article written by Etyen Mahçupyan below and via Serbestiyet.
Barely a month after the HDP’s electoral success, the
"The post-election landscape in Turkey raises new challenges in the search for a lasting settlement of the conflict between Turks and Kurds."
Özge Genç via openDemocracy
The peace process in relation to Turkey's Kurdish minority was at the heart of the country's general elections on 7 June 2015. It will be a leading item for the coa