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Erdogan Blasts West as Turkey’s Kurdish Party Boycotts Parliament

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Gulsen Solaker ANKARA, Nov 6 – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Europe on Sunday of abetting terrorism by supporting Kurdish militants and said he did not care if it called him a dictator. Turkey drew international condemnation for the arrest on Friday of leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic

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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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Car Bomb Rocks Southeast Turkey After Pro-Kurdish Lawmakers Detained

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Nov 4 – A car bomb rocked southeastern Turkey’s largest city on Friday, killing at least one person and injuring more than 40, security sources said, hours after police detained the leaders of the mostly Kurdish region’s biggest political party. The blast struck near the police station in Diyarbakir where some of the

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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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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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Fighting in Turkey’s Kurdish Southeast Kills 20 Militants, Two Soldiers

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Oct 3 – Fighting in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast has killed 20 militants and two soldiers, security sources said on Monday. Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels in the mountainous Daglica area of Hakkari province, which borders Iraq, detonated explosives on a road as a military vehicle passed, killing two soldiers and wounding a

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Blast Kills Three Soldiers in Turkey’s Mainly Kurdish Southeast

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Sept 26 – An explosion ripped through a bus carrying military personnel in Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast on Monday, killing three soldiers and wounding eight, hospital and security sources said. Suspected Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants detonated an explosive device that had been planted in the road, security sources said. There were no

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Car Bomb Targets Government Buildings in Eastern Turkey’s Van

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Sept 12 – Suspected Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb near local government offices in Turkey‘s southeastern city of Van on Monday, wounding scores of people, a day after two dozen mayors from Kurdish-run municipalities were stripped of office. The blast hit some 200 metres from the Van provincial governor’s office, security sources

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