Mahmut Bozarslan


Supporters of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party shout slogans during a rally for the referendum in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, Turkey, April 15, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Sertac Kayar)

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Did Kurds determine outcome of Turkey's referendum?

Friday, Apr. 21, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

The voting pattern of Kurds has become the most debated issue of the Turkish referendum, with many people pointing fingers at Kurdish voters for voting for the "yes" front.

Fears of foul play hang over Turkish referendum

Monday, Apr. 10, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

In the final stretch before Turkey’s critical referendum, “no” voters are concerned about government meddling and electoral fraud in what is expected to be a nail-biting vote on the country’s future.

Will Kurds finally vote for an independent Kurdistan?

Friday, Apr. 7, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

Two major Kurdistan parties have agreed to hold a referendum for independence. Are the region and the world ready for an independent Kurdistan?

What’s going on in Turkey’s prisons?

Monday, Apr. 3, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

Hunger strikes in Turkish prisons, joined briefly by the country’s top Kurdish politician, aim to draw attention to mounting allegations of ill-treatment and other violations of inmate rights since last year’s coup attempt.

Kurdish flag controversy continues, in Turkish court

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 | Mahmut Bozarslan, Contributor

KRG President Massoud Barzani's most recent visit to Turkey left the public at odds over the hoisting of the KRG flag.

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Mahmut Bozarslan is based in Diyarbakir, the central city of Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast. A journalist since 1996, he has worked for the mass-circulation daily Sabah, the NTV news channel, Al Jazeera Turk and Agence France-Presse (AFP), covering the many aspects of the Kurdish question, as well as the local economy and women’s and refugee issues. He has frequently reported also from Iraqi Kurdistan. On Twitter: @mahmutbozarslan

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