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Turkey and Kurds

Is Erdogan 'Wagging the Dog' Against the Kurds in Turkey?

John A. Tures | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
John A. Tures

In 1997, the movie Wag the Dog told the tale of an American President who created a fictitious war against Albania to distract from domestic scandals, ensuring reelection. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan must have seen it, as he's following the same script against the Kurds in order to boost his party's flagging fortunes. But will it work?

The Only Thing We Know For Sure Is That We Share Tears

Nuri Kino | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Nuri Kino

My heart is breaking. The cease-fire between the Turkish government and the PKK has been cancelled. My heart is breaking because the country doesn't have a government, because ISIS operates from within the country, and that the tourism industry and thus, Turkey, can be affected financially.

Turkey's Unity Threatened: Polarization Over Kurdish Policy

Tulin Daloglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tulin Daloglu

Turkey has approached a very crucial turning point in its dealings with its Kurdish citizens. Kurds made gains in the 2009 local elections, but many worry that the AKP is trying to destroy them politically.

The Kurdish Workers Party Protest In Turkey Leads To Minor's Jail Time

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey: If Turkish prosecutors have their way, Hebun Akkaya, a timid 16-year-old with a hesitant manner, could spend seven years in jail f...

What Israel Can Learn From Turkey

GroundReport | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Originally published on, the citizen journalism site covering world news at the local level. By Selene Verri Turkey recently conde...

Defense Secretary Robert Gates Tells Turkey To "Wrap Up" Iraq Incursion

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANKARA, Turkey — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he told Turkish leaders Thursday that they should end an offensive against Kurdish rebels i...

Gates to Turks: End Iraq Incursion Soon

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ANKARA, Turkey — Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that Turkey should remove its troops from northern Iraq in the next few days, sen...

Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebels in Iraq

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CUKURCA, Turkey — Turkish warplanes, helicopters and artillery bombed suspected hideouts of Kurdish rebels in remote, mountainous terrain of nor...

Turkish Troops Head Towards Iraq

AP | VOLKAN SARISAKAL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Dozens of Turkish military vehicles loaded with soldiers and heavy weapons rumbled toward the Iraq border on Monday after an ambush by rebel Kurds tha...