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Car Bomb Kills Three, Wounds More Than 50 in Eastern Turkey: Sources

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 18 (Reuters) – At least three police officers were killed and about 100 people wounded by a car bomb at a police station in the eastern Turkish city of Elazig on Thursday, security sources said, hours after a similar bombing killed three people elsewhere in the region. Footage on the CNN Turk

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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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Turkey Blocks Investigations into Southeast Killings: Rights Group

By Ece Toksabay ANKARA, July 11 – Turkey’s government is blocking access to independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians in southeast Turkey, where security forces are fighting Kurdish militants, Human Rights Watch said on Monday. Thousands of civilians have been caught up in fighting between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants and security

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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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Bomb Attack on Police in Turkey’s Southeast Kills One, Injures Seven

DIYARBAKIR, June 28 – One police officer was killed and seven people were wounded in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakir on Tuesday when a bomb exploded as an armoured police vehicle was passing, security sources said. The blast hit an area near a state hospital in the district of Dicle, north of the region’s largest

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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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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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