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U.S.’s Carter Says Talking to Turkey About Seizure of Raqqa

By Idrees Ali FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo., Nov 2 – The United States is continuing to talk with ally Turkey on the role it will play in the operation to seize the city of Raqqa, Daesh’s main stronghold in Syria, U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said on Wednesday. Carter’s comments, made during a news

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Turkish Army says Daesh Putting Up “Stiff Resistance” in Syria

ISTANBUL, Oct 12 – Daesh ¬†militants in northern Syria are putting up “stiff resistance” to attacks by Turkish-backed rebel fighters, Turkey’s military said on Wednesday, almost two months after it launched an incursion to drive them away from its border. Supported by Turkish tanks and air strikes, the rebels have been pushing towards the Daesh

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Ruling Party Official Shot Dead in Turkey’s Mainly Kurdish Southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 11 – Suspected Kurdish militants shot and killed an official in Turkey’s ruling AK Party late on Monday, authorities said, the second shooting of a politician in as many days in the strife-hit southeast. Deryan Aktert, who headed the party’s branch in Diyarbakir’s Dicle district, was attacked in his office at 10:30

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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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Turkish Opposition Leader Targetted by Kurdish Militants

By Ece Toksabay ANKARA, Aug 25 ¬†– Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish PKK militant group attacked a convoy of the main opposition party leader, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, while he was travelling in the northeast of the country on Thursday but he escaped unharmed, the interior minister said. Minister Efkan Ala also told Turkey’s NTV news channel that three

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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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Iran Executes Kurdish Islamists For Armed Attacks

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, Aug 3 – Iran executed up to 20 Kurdish Islamists suspected of attacks on security forces, drawing condemnation from rights groups which said the convictions may have been based on forced confessions. State news agency IRNA said members of the Tawhid and Jihad group were executed on Tuesday, but did not

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Kurdish Militants Kill Policeman in Eastern Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, July 24 – Kurdish militants attacked a police checkpoint in the eastern Turkish province of Tunceli overnight, killing one police officer and wounding two others, the provincial governor’s office said on Sunday. Fighters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) attacked the checkpoint with rocket launchers and rifles on the road between Tunceli

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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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