Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu says party is giving new chance to ruling AK Party to solve Turkey’s Kurdish problem, NTV website reports. * NOTE: Imprisoned PKK chief Abdullah Ocalan says agreement reached with Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization on withdrawal of PKK militants from Turkey, Vatan reports, citing Kurdish politicians who met Ocalan * NOTE: PKK militants have been fighting for autonomy in the southeast since 1984 in a conflict that has killed about 40,000 people
Police using tear gas, smoke bombs and water cannons failed to stop thousands of secularists who forged ahead to Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s mausoleum in a march that highlighted the divide over secularism on the 89th anniversary of the founding of modern Turkey.
Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu said his party’s support was at 29.5 percent and rising ahead of elections against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on June 12, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
As Nahit Kiler shows off an apartment on the 40th floor of his 54-story Istanbul Sapphire , the selling points include a sweeping view of the hills, minarets and waterways of this ancient city and, if one looks down, offices belonging to some of his business rivals.