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Turkey Kurdish Conflict

How Turkey's New Government Can Advance Peace in the Region

Carl Bildt | Posted 06.16.2015 | World
Carl Bildt

VIENNA -- The success of the mainly Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party in capturing 13 percent of the vote in the recent election -- a total well above the party's core constituency -- should boost the Kurds' confidence and ease the way ahead in the peace process. But the far-right Nationalist Movement Party performed strongly in the election, capturing 16 percent of the vote, probably owing largely to popular opposition to the opening to the Kurds.

Kurds Clash With Turkish Police While Calling For Release Of PKK Leader

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

By Seyhmus Cakan DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Thousands of Kurds rallied in towns across Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast o...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bad News For U.S.-Turkish Cooperation: ISIS May Have Launched Attack From Turkey | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Any day now, the U.S. and Turkey may finally reach an agreement on jointly combating the Islamic State. But in the meantime, Turkey appe...

Report: Turkish Jets Hit Kurdish Rebel Targets

AP | SUZAN FRASER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 12.14.2014 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish warplanes have struck suspected Kurdish rebel positions in southeastern Turkey, media reports said Tuesday, the first ...

A Ceasefire and an Apology

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 05.27.2013 | World
Imam Abdullah Antepli

It seems idiotic and self-destructive for either Turkey or Israel to lose the other as an ally. These two countries can potentially do so much good for their citizens, as well as the Middle East.

Kurdish Rebel Leader Calls For Ceasefire With Turkey

AP | MUCAHIT CEYLAN and SUZAN FRASER | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — In a major step toward ending one of the world's longest, bloodiest insurgencies, the Kurds' jailed rebel leader called Thursda...

Dozens Of Kurdish Rebels Killed In Turkey

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey's security forces have killed as many as 115 Kurdish rebels during a major security offensive over the past two weeks, the co...

Motorcycle Bomb Wounds 15 Policemen

AP | By SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey -- A remote-controlled bomb mounted on a motorcycle exploded in Turkey's largest city Thursday, wounding 15 police officers and one civ...

Turkish Attack On Kurds Largest In 3 Years, Military Says

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 12.20.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — About 10,000 elite Turkish soldiers took part in a ground offensive against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey and across th...

Turkish Military Claims Up To 160 Kurdish Rebels Killed In Airstrikes

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's military said Monday that its air strikes and artillery fire on suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq have ...

Turkey Will Continue Airstrikes Until Kurdish Rebel Group Is 'Rendered Ineffective'

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's air force attacked 60 suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the military said Thursday, and it vowed to co...

Reports: Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebel Bases In Iraq

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 10.17.2011 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish jets launched air raids on suspected Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq on Wednesday, Turkish and Kurdish media repor...

Turkey's 'Kurdish Question' Takes Center Stage After Elections And New Bloodshed

HURRIYET/Worldcrunch | Ismet Berkan | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

ISTANBUL - Sometimes it helps to discuss matters openly. Yes, the 30-year-old Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) is a terrorist organization with blood on i...