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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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Turkey Removes Two Dozen Mayors Over Alleged Kurdish Militant Links

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Sept 11 – Turkey has removed local mayors deemed to support Kurdish militants and appointed new administrators in two dozen municipalities mostly in the largely Kurdish southeast, a provincial governor’s office said on Sunday. The 24 municipalities were run by local associates of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the third largest

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Kurdish Politicians in Turkey to Protest at Militant’s Isolation

ANKARA, Sept 1  – A group of Kurdish politicians and activists in Turkey said on Thursday they would start a hunger strike next week to demand the right to visit the jailed the Kurdish PKK militant leader, who has been isolated since a peace process collapsed last year. Abdullah Ocalan, who was jailed in 1999,

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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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Bombing at Wedding Party in Southern Turkey Kills At Least 50

By Osman Orsal GAZIANTEP, Turkey, Aug 21 – At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep, about 40 km (25 miles) from the Syrian border. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was

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Turkey Arrests Novelist for Ties to Kurdish Militants: Media

ISTANBUL, Aug 20 – A Turkish court arrested prize-winning novelist Asli Erdogan on Friday over alleged links to Kurdish militants, the Haberturk newspaper reported, three days after she and two dozen more staff from the pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gundem newspaper were detained. Ozgur Gundem was closed by court order on Tuesday on grounds of spreading propaganda

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