Kurdistan Workers Party

Turkey Detains 15 in Raids Targeting Kurdish Militant Group – Anadolu

ANKARA, Nov 6  – Turkish police detained 15 suspects in an operation involving raids across the southeastern province of Adana targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Sunday. The raids come as fighting between security forces and PKK militants in the largely Kurdish southeast has escalated to new

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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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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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In Remote Corner of Iraq, An Unlikely Alliance Forms Against Daesh

  By Isabel Coles UMM Al-DHIBAN, Iraq, May 11  – They share little more than an enemy and struggle to communicate on the battlefield, but together two relatively obscure groups have opened up a new front against Daesh militants in a remote corner of Iraq. The unlikely alliance between an offshoot of a leftist Kurdish

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A Nation Of Their Own

Syria’s Kurds push for an autonomous province to govern BY Mohammed A. Salih When in the summer of 2012, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) took over the town of Kobani and later other Kurdish-majority areas in northern Syria, few took the occurrence to be so consequential. It was in the midst of the Syrian uprising

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Turkish Army Kills 23 Kurdish Militants in Clashes, Air Strike

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, April 17  – Turkey‘s armed forces killed 23 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters in the latest clashes in eastern Turkey, including three militants who died in an air strike, the general staff said on Saturday. Security sources said warplanes and attack helicopters fired on a mountainous, forested area in the eastern province of Tunceli after military drones

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Turkey Launches Air Strikes Against PKK in Iraq, Turkey

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, March 23  – Turkey’s military carried out air strikes on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq and killed 26 militants in southeast Turkey, where violence has flared since a ceasefire broke down last July, the armed forces said on Wednesday. Tuesday’s air strikes hit shelters, caves and ammunition depots used by

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Kurdish TAK Militant Group Claims Ankara Bombing That Killed 37

ISTANBUL/BERLIN, March 17  – The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) militant group on Thursday claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in the Turkish capital Ankara that killed 37 people, and said it would attack security forces again. Separately, Germany closed its embassy in Ankara and its general consulate in Istanbul due to indications that an attack

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At Least 37 Killed in Car Bomb in Turkish Capital

By Ece Toksabay and Orhan Coskun ANKARA, March 14 – The death toll in a car bomb attack in the Turkish capital Ankara has risen to 37 people, Health Minister Mehmet Muezzinoglu said on Monday, adding that 71 people were still being treated in hospital. Of those in hospital, 15 were in serious condition, he told

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