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Truck Bomb Attack on Soldiers Kills 18 in Southeast Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 9 – Ten Turkish soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Sunday when suspected Kurdish militants detonated a five-tonne truck bomb that ripped through a checkpoint near a military outpost in the country’s southeast, the prime minister said. Another 27 people, including 11 soldiers, were wounded in the blast which hit the

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Suspected Kurdish Militants Fire Rockets at Turkey’s Diyarbakir Airport

ISTANBUL, Aug 28 – Suspected Kurdish militants fired rockets at the airport in Turkey’s main southeastern city of Diyarbakir on Saturday, sending passengers and staff scrambling for shelter, Dogan news agency said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Four rockets were fired at a police checkpoint outside the VIP lounge, and passengers and

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Car Bomb Kills Three, Wounds More Than 50 in Eastern Turkey: Sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 18 (Reuters) – At least three police officers were killed and about 100 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday, security sources said, hours after a similar bombing killed three people elsewhere in the region. Footage on the CNN Turk

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Six People Killed in PKK Car Bombing in Turkey’s Southeast – Deputy PM

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 15 – A car bomb killed six people including four police officers and a child outside a police station in southeastern Turkey on Monday, according to senior government officials who blamed the attack on Kurdish militants. Twenty-one people, some of the police officers, were wounded in the bombing on

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Two Killed in Kurdish Militant Bomb Attack on Military Outpost

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 10 – Kurdish militants carried out a car bomb attack on a military outpost in southeastern Turkey overnight, killing one soldier and a member of the state-sponsored village guard militia, security sources said on Sunday. It was the second such attack within 12 hours in the mainly Kurdish region, showing no let-up

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Curfew Lifted in Area of Southeast Turkey, Security Tight for Festival

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, March 21 – Turkish authorities lifted a curfew imposed to fight Kurdish militants in an area of southeast Turkey’s largest city, Diyarbakir, on Monday but security was tight as Kurds celebrated the Newroz spring festival. NATO-member Turkey is on heightened alert after a series of bombings which have killed more than 80 people,

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Seven Kurdish Militants Killed in Clash in Southeast

ISTANBUL, March 10 – Seven Kurdish militants were killed in a gun battle in southeast Turkey’s largest city Diyarbakir on Thursday, security sources said, a day after security forces declared an end to operations there. The clash broke out in the city’s Sur district, parts of which have been devastated in fighting between security forces

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Thirteen Killed as Turkish Forces Clash With Kurdish Militants

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, March 3 – Three Turkish soldiers and 10 Kurdish militants have been killed in two clashes in southeast Turkey, the army said on Thursday, the latest casualties in a revived conflict that has killed hundreds since the collapse of a ceasefire last summer. In the Dargecit district of Mardin province, near the Syrian

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Some 200,000 at Risk in Turkey’s Fight Against Kurdish Militants

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, Jan 21 – Security operations in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast have put up to 200,000 people at risk, placing them in the crossfire or cutting them off from emergency and basic services such as water, rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday. Round-the-clock curfews amid clashes between security forces and

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