Diplomatic crisis between the Netherlands and Turkey

Key details: 13/03/2017 from Qatar Assessment: A diplomatic crisis surged between the Netherlands and Turkey where the Netherlands has prevented Turkish FM from landing in Rotterdam and has deported Turkey’s Family Minister  to Germany, with each country exchanging backlash against each other, it ended with Turkey sealing it’s diplomatic mission with the Netherlands. As the referendum for the constitutional changes for a presidential system of government in Turkey is closing in, in which Turkish citizens are to vote for their political system’s future. This would mean that a shift in constitutional changes in Turkey from being a parliamentary republic to a presidential centralised form of[…]

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18 killed in suicide bomb attack in Turkey

Key Details: 10/10/2016 from Turkey -10 soldiers and 8 civilians were killed at car bomb attack -PKK militants detonated a bomb-laden car at a military road checkpoint in the Şemdinli district of the eastern province of Hakkari. -According to Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, five tons of explosives were used in the attack.   http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/18-killed-in-pkk-car-bomb-attack-in-turkeys-hakkari.aspx?pageID=517&nID=104752&NewsCatID=341 Assessment: There is no claims yet but it seems like PKK’s job. Firstly, they usually target military forces, police or civilians. Secondly, they usually carry attacks in Southeastern Anatolia Region. Hakkari is located very close to turkey-iraqi border. It is a mountainous area which makes it easier to hide. And their[…]

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Car bomb incident: Van, Turkey

Key details: 12/09/2016 from Hong Kong -A car bomb attack in Van, Turkey caused 11 death and at least 27 wounded. -The explosion took place near the Van Governor’s Office and the provincial headquarters of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Beşyol region. -PKK was suspected to be involved in the planning the attack.   Assessment: The bombing happened on the first day of the Islam’s holy Eid al-Adha, implicating this attack was regionally related. PKK’s involvement was suspected also, and the explosion was very near to Van Governor’s office, which can lead to the possibility of this is a conflict between[…]

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