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Three Turkish Soldiers, Four PKK Militants Killed in Clashes – Sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 31 – Three Turkish soldiers and four Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants were killed on Monday during clashes in Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast region, security sources said. The soldiers were on an operation in the Daglica district of Hakkari province, which borders Iraq, when the clashes broke out, the sources said. One

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Turkey Counts Cost of Conflict as Kurdish Militant Battle Rages On

By Daren Butler ISTANBUL, May 31 – Turkey’s conflict with Kurdish militants, said to have killed more than 5,000 people since July, has also destroyed at least 6,000 buildings that will cost approaching 1 billion lira ($340 million) to rebuild, according to a government estimate. Large swathes of towns in the mainly Kurdish southeast have

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Turkey’s Erdogan Accuses Russia of Arming PKK Militants: Newspaper

By Orhan Coskun and Ece Toksabay ANKARA, May 30 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused Russia of providing anti-aircraft weaponry and rockets to militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), government officials said on Monday, confirming reports in local media. Speaking to reporters on board his airplane after a visit to the southeastern

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Turkish Cabinet Meets in Strife-Torn Southeast as Fighting Rages

SANLIURFA, Turkey, April 11 – Fighting raged on Monday between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey as the cabinet held an unprecedented meeting on the edge of the restive region to discuss ways of rebuilding its shattered economy. The Turkish army said 39 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had

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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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Turkish Air Strikes Hit PKK in Northern Iraq after Ankara Bomb Kills 28

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 18 – Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish militant camps in northern Iraq overnight, hours after a suicide car bomb attack targeting military buses killed 28 soldiers and civilians in the Turkish capital Ankara, security sources said on Thursday. A car laden with explosives detonated next to the military buses as they waited at

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