The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has decided not to investigate the speech that DTP co-chair Ahmet Türk made at a party group meeting in parliament.
On 24 February, following International Mother Language Day, Ahmet Türk, the co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) made a speech in Kurdish at a group meeting of his party in parliament.
When it was realised that he was speaking Kurdish, the state channel TRT broadcasting live from parliament was ordered to halt (...)
Water rights activist Öngür says that the World Water Forum’s primary aim is to commercialise water. Of the 30 or so members from Turkey joining the forum, 27 are construction companies, he points out.
The mainstream media is presenting the fifth World Water Forum (WWF), held in Istanbul this year, as a meeting aimed at finding solutions to the world’s water problems. However, geological engineer Tahir Öngür, a member of the No to Commercialisation of Water Platform says that the opposite is the (...)