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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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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’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 Writer Quits UNESCO to Protest Damage to Heritage, Rights Abuse

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL, May 26 – Turkey’s goodwill ambassador to the UN cultural agency UNESCO resigned on Thursday, accusing it of hypocrisy in ignoring the destruction of large parts of a heritage site during clashes between the Turkish army and militants in his country’s mainly Kurdish southeast. With Roman-era basalt walls encircling historic

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