Latest in Tag: PKK Highlight
Latest in Tag: PKK
Fifty people were reportedly killed and almost 100 wounded in an explosion in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish President Erdogan said the attack was likely carried out by the militant “Islamic State” group.
The government has concrete information about the terrorist organisation behind the Ankara attack, says Turkish PM
Turkey’s President Erdogan and his Finnish counterpart have visited the site of the weekend’s twin bombings in Ankara. Three top level security officials in the capital have been sacked for the probe into the incident
Turkish MPs have voted to extend, for a year, the authorisation of troops to Syria and Iraq to fight “Islamic State” (IS) militants. The mandate passed, despite resistance from the pro-Kurdish opposition. The Turkish parliament convened for an extraordinary session to lengthen the current military mandate for another 12 months. The existing directive expires on …
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities designed to enhance the prospects of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party in forthcoming snap elections. With armed Kurdish youth effectively taking control of at least one predominantly Kurdish city …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a power-sharing caretaker cabinet put forward by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The interim government is to lead the country into elections to be held in November.
A Turkish army captain has been killed in an attack on a military outpost blamed on Kurdish PKK militants. The government has vowed to keep up its military campaign against the group, which has left a truce in tatters. The captain died of his wounds after an attack on a military outpost in Beytussebap district …
Turkey’s army says at least three of its soldiers have been killed in an attack by PKK militants. Ankara is engaged in military campaigns against both the PKK and the “Islamic State” group. In a statement released Friday, Turkey’s army said militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had attacked troops deployed in the …
A major step towards ending a decades-long conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people
Hollande had said the murder of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez was “terrible,” adding that he knew one of the Kurdish women and that she “regularly met us.”
At least 122 people were killed nationwide on Monday in Syria
The exploration deal was for a tract of land in oil-rich Basra province and had been awarded in May to Kuwait Energy, TPAO and Dragon Oil of the United Arab Emirates
Kidnappings and attacks on civilians: PKK hardliners gaining upper hand
Journalists held on trial for alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)
Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, considered a terrorist group by Turkey, threatened to exercise “counter measures”
Kuridstan workers party kidnapped three off-duty Turkish soldiers, says Diayrbakir governor
Erdogan, has in recent weeks accused the regime in Syria of giving Kurdish rebels a free hand in the north of the country
The tense situation with the country’s Kurds is exacerbated by Turkey’s policies toward Syria
The Oil Pipeline Between Turkey and Iraq Was Threatened, As Fire-Fighters Exchanged Fires Near The Kirkuk-Ceyhan Pipeline on Saturday – July 21.
By AFP ANKARA: Turkey on Friday urged the leader of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region for tougher action against a drawn-out insurgency waged by Kurdish militants, a Turkish diplomat told AFP. “The issue of tougher action against the (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) PKK was discussed … during the meeting” between Massud Barzani and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet …
DIYARBAKIR: Turkish warplanes and artillery pounded Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq for a second night, hours after the rebels mounted attacks on security forces in southeastern Turkey. The Turkish action, the first against rebels holed up in the mountains of Northern Iraq in over a year, marks a stark escalation of the 27-year-old conflict after …