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... Anti-Racism Movement and Turkish human rights Association and was intended as a fact-finding mission in a region which has seen much turbulance since the collapse of a ceasefire between Turkey and the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in July 2015.

Turkey fears the militia's advance will embolden Kurdish militants at home. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has carried out a three-decade insurgency that has killed more than 40,000 people throughout Turkey.
"Now everybody asks; 'Why does PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party) want to join Mosul operation?'. They used to ask the same for Shingal.
The Kurdistan Workers Party have also arrived in Kirkuk to assist in the anti-terrorist operations. The US have conducted airstrikes over Kirkuk which demonstrates that the situation is not under control yet as the mayor had claimed many hours ago.

Istanbul, Oct 21 (KUNA) -- Turkish drone strikes killed six fighters from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the southeastern Hakkari province, Turkey's General Staff said on Friday.
At least 21 militants of the the Kurdistan Workers' Party's were killed on Thursday clashes with Turkish servicemen in the country's southeastern province of Hakkari, local media reported.
Sulaimani - The Iraqi Federal Court has issued a detention warrant for the former governor of Mosul, Atheel al-Nujaifi, over alleged charges of collaborating with a foreign country, a judicial spokesman said on Thursday (October 20).
The strongest force in the SDF is the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey regards as the Syrian wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it has been fighting within its own frontiers for decades. The YPG and PKK deny having direct links.
It said rebels belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, attacked the van in the region of Tepe, in the mainly-Kurdish Diyarbakir province.
If the Shiite militia starts [involvement in the assault on Mosul], the Kurds will also start, then the Turks. Then maybe even the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] will join. This will entirely complicate things," Hoshawi Babakr told RIA Novosti. Turkish ...
The PYD is a Kurdish opposition party with links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, -- an entity Turkey has been fighting for years.
The main objective of the Turkish presence in Iraq is to fight the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is designated as a terrorist organization in Turkey, EU and the U.S.
Turkey claims the PYD is aligned with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which it has named as a terrorist organization. The pro-Turkish outlet reported that the attack took place in Ma'arat Umm Hawsh, a Kurdish village in the northern Aleppo region ...
The soldier was allegedly killed near the town of Manbij, roughly 58 miles away from Aleppo, along with nine members of Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, Syrian forces fighting against ISIS. Also, in July, ISIS said it had downed a U.S. warplane ...

Turkey opposes any Kurdish moves towards self-determination, viewing the militiamen as linked to the Kurdish militant group outlawed in Turkey, the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The group has waged a decades-long insurgency against Turkish ...
In Wednesday's speech, Erdogan specifically called out those supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which Turkey deems a terrorist organization.
Oct 18, 2016, 06.10 PM IST. Text: Agencies Meet the women fighters of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). They have set their base at Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq.
Turkey's role has also progressed through various stages of influence, from seeking outright annexation of the north in the 1920s, to establishing bases aimed at fighting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the 1990s, to expanding influence among ...
The Islamic State militant group (ISIS) killed more than 100 people at a peace rally in October 2015, and both the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and its affiliated offshoot, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (Tak), have committed bomb attacks in the city.
One suspect was detained in France's northwestern province of Rennes on Oct. 15 on accusations of financing the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the French newspaper Daily Ouest-France has reported. A police counterterrorism unit detained one ...
Turkey: 3 killed, 12 wounded in separate Kurdish attacks. The Anadolu Agency said a bomb planted by militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party exploded on a highway linking the provinces of Mardin and Diyarbakir, killing three soldiers inside a military ...
In armed conflicts, each new weapon or technique introduced typically elicits a countermeasure or new move by the opposing side. Such action-reaction cycles can sometimes escalate clashes to levels both sides come to regret.
Justice Natalie Adams granted bail with conditions, including the deposit of security for the payment of $1.5m. Supporters of Lelikan, who is accused of belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, wept tears of joy when the decision was handed down.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) has claimed responsibility for the killing of an official from Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Ankara (Sputnik) - The Turkish army has killed over 400 members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), outlawed in Turkey, since August 29 during anti-terrorist operations, the country's General Staff said Monday.
Dogan news agency said militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were responsible for the attack on the security post in Semdinli district.
Citing a statement by the Turkish Armed Forces, the Anadolu Agency says the attack Sunday outside the Gendarmerie station was the work of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Turkey has been rocked by a wave of bomb attacks since last summer that ...
"The Turkish government has made similar comments about Turkmen in Tel Afar, a reference to the PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party]/YPG [Syrian Kurdish people's Protection Units] in Shingal," Stein added. "There is a possibility that the Hashd al-Watani ...
UPDATE: 7:10 a.m. EDT - The death toll in the car bomb explosion in southeastern Turkey has risen to 17, Reuters reported, citing a statement released by the provincial governor's office.
"Turkey has been especially opposed, fearful of what such a development means for Iran's relationship with the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers' Party), the restive Kurds in its midst, on whom much of the plan hinges," the report noted. This complex plan is ...
The mountainous Hakkari province, where the attack occurred, lies near the border with Iraq and Iran and is one of the main flashpoint areas in a conflict that has pitted Turkey's army against the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) for 32 years. A ...
Nine soldiers and eight civilians were killed on Oct. 9 when outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants staged a car bomb attack targeting a military post in the eastern province of Hakkari, the Hakkari Governor's Office has announced.
Ankara governor Ercan Topaca told reporters at the scene it was "highly likely" that the suspects had connections to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "The materials used, the construction and the way it was planned point to the PKK...." he ...
Topaca said it was "highly likely" that the one of them was linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, which has carried out a series of suicide car bombings over the past year.
(IraqiNews.com) Erbil - A female fighter belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was executed after she had attempted to desert from the party and failed, Bas News reported on Monday.
Like the Gulen movement, the Kurdistan Workers' Party is outlawed as a terrorist organization by the Turkish government.
Ankara governor Ercan Topaca told reporters at the scene it was "highly likely" that the suspects had connections to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). "The materials used, the construction and the way it was planned point to the PKK...." he ...
TAK justified the attack as retaliation against the so-called October 9 international conspiracy plot- an operation by the Turkish intelligence agency that begun in 1998 and eventually led to the arrest of the leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK ...
Ankara is worried that Kurdish forces are trying to extend their area of control along Turkey's southern border. Turkey has been involved in a three-decade-long conflict with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is based in the southeast of the ...
Turkish police have captured a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant whom they suspect carried out a "motorbike bomb" attack on Thursday that wounded 10 people near an Istanbul police station, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday.
... Baghdad government do something if it can against the terrorist organization that it has been nourishing in its bosom first then speak," added Yildirim accusing Iraq of abetting the Kurdistan Workers' Party that wages a guerrilla war against ...
Previously, Yuksek served in prison between the years 2009 and 2014 for alleged membership in the Group of Communities in Kurdistan (KCK), a Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)-affiliated umbrella organization. Again in Diyarbakir, another court released ...
From Ankara's perspective, such moves would not only improve Turkish security, but were a natural extension of Ankara's ongoing campaign against the Kurdish workers' Party (PKK), a separatist organization based in Turkey. Although the PKK and PYD ...
Turkish police have captured a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant whom they suspect carried out a "motorbike bomb" attack on Thursday that wounded 10 people near an Istanbul police station, the state-run Anadolu Agency said on Friday.
It is particularly alarmed by the proposed role of Iraqi Shia militia in the planned offensive as well as the use of a Kurdish militia that Ankara deems to have links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). Retaking Mosul would be the most ...
police officers work at the scene of a blast in Istanbul, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. A bomb placed on a motorcycle has exploded near a police station Thursday, wounding several people, Vasip Sahin, the governor for Istanbul, said.
In a new video purportedly released by the Islamic State titled "Lions of the Battlefield #4," ISIS militants are shown conducting attacks on the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Syrian Democratic Forces in "Wilayat Barakah," Syria. The video was ...


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