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Turkey: Amidst Talks, Ankara Takes Positive Steps on Kurdish Issue

Although it's still quite early to know which way Turkey's new peace talks with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) will go, this week saw some very encouraging signs coming out of Ankara.

Late Thursday, the Turkish parliament passed legislation that will allow defendants to use Kurdish in court, a long-standing demand put forward by Kurdish activists and politicians. Up until now, Turkish courts have regularly refused to allow Kurdish defendants to use the language during proceedings.

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Turkey: Amidst Talks, Ankara Takes Positive Steps on Kurdish Issue

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