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The Turkish Armed Forces killed six members of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Iraq's northern Derecik region, media reported Saturday citing a statement by the military.
Mardin (Turkey) (AFP) - Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.
The report also said that such evidence "is so far inconclusive in relation to the organisation as a whole and its leadership".
However, Ankara has been angered by the US' decision to entrust the SDF with the Raqqa assault due to the fact that the coalition force includes the Kurdish YPG, which Ankara views as analogous to the Kurdistan Workers Party, which has waged an ...
The SDF is dominated by the YPG, a militant Kurdish group that is closely connected to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an organisation that has waged a bloody insurgency in Turkey since the 1980s that has claimed 40,000 lives, mostly civilians.
The Syrian Democratic Forces is a controversial coalition because a significant number of its constituent Kurdish militias are influenced by the Kurdistan Workers Party, and therefore anathema to Turkey. Despite Turkey's concerns, the U.S. military ...
Ankara is concerned about the growing influence of the YPG, seeing it as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought a three-decade insurgency in Turkey.
Hundreds of people such as Rozerin have been killed since a ceasefire disintegrated in July 2015 between the Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, and the Turkish government. The United Nations says that at least 355,000 people, mostly Kurds, have since ...
The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group vowed to crush the jihadists Wednesday at a meeting overshadowed by an attack in London and civilian deaths in Syria.
The slain Yazidi fighters belonged to the Sinjar Resistance Units, a local force affiliated with the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, a separatist group from neighboring Turkey. The United States has been providing arms to a ...
Celebrations for Nowruz, the Persian word for New Year, began Monday, March 20, to mark the beginning of spring. Also known as Newroz by Kurdish communities, the festivities take place across Iran, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Iraq and Azerbaijan.
Ankara views YPG as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is waging an insurgency inside Turkey aimed at gaining greater autonomy.
... for allowing the pro-Kurdish protest while preventing Turkish ministers from campaigning there. Many protesters carried symbols of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), listed as a terror organisation not just by Turkey but also the EU and the United ...
Ankara condemned Germany's decision to allow Kurdistan Workers' Party's (PKK) supporters' march in Frankfurt, Turkish media reported Sunday, citing the Foreign Ministry's statement.
A total of 740 outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suspects were detained in last three days in 36 simultaneous operations, a source from Turkey's Interior Ministry said on March 18.
"What I am saying is let Istanbul govern itself. Let nobody intervene. Let it decide for itself."
The ruling party in the Kurdish-held areas in northern Syria (Rojava) has closed down almost all offices and headquarters belonging to their political opponents, ...
Protesters chanted "Erdogan terrorist" and "freedom for Ocalan," referring to Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), with many waving flags featuring Ocalan's face. The European Union and United States ...
Ankara, meanwhile, has accused Germany of allowing the banned Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, to hold rallies in Germany. Kurds make up a sizable number of the over 3 million people of Turkish origin in Germany.
Istanbul (Reuters) - Turkish authorities have detained 740 people for suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) over the last three days, state media reported on Saturday citing an Interior Ministry source. Authorities carried out ...
Turkish authorities in the city of Istanbul and the capital, Ankara, refused to give permission to hold Kurdish New Year celebrations this weekend.
Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), in his writings has criticized male domination and has argued for women rights and freedom.
Ankara started the military operation against the militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the province of Tunceli, according to local media.
Iraqi Kurdistan Region's President Masoud Barzani recalled on the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Friday to leave the Yazidi city of Sinjar located in northern Iraq.
... situation around the Yezidi district of Sinjar [Shingal] in northern Iraq and that they are holding talks with local Actors after 7 Kurdish fighters were killed in clashes between fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (KDP) and the Kurdistan ...
The site of the bomb attack that the Turkish military says was condcuted by the fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) against the Turkish army. Photo: Anadolu Agency. Diyarbakir, Turkey - Two Turkish soldiers were killed and three others ...
Erdogan, 49, was initially held for 132 days on terror Propaganda charges during a probe into the now-closed Ozgur Gundem newspaper, which Ankara condemned as a mouthpiece for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Her detention sparked an ...
These victories have come largely thanks to close air support from the United States and military training from a military force that both the Turkish and US governments define as a terrorist group, the PKK (Kurdish workers' Party). The Turkish ...
He revealed that PYD's decision was made under the command of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) leadership. PYD has ordered all the unlicensed political parties in Rojava to close their headquarters while none of the parties have official licenses and ...
Five militiamen from the Kurdish people's Protection Units (YPG) were reported killed during battles against the Islamic State in northern Syria.
Istanbul (AFP) - A Turkish court on Tuesday kept a foreign travel ban in place against a top novelist charged with "terror propaganda" in a controversial case that ...
Germany's top security official says his country needs no "extra tuition" from Turkey on fighting terrorism or countering the activities of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday renewed ...
at least three people have received injuries after being shot.
The Interior Ministry has said that security forces had neutralized 70 terrorists across the country last week as part of ongoing, nationwide anti-terror operations, ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The UN's agency that defends the rights of children described the 20 percent increase in the rate from 2015 to 2016 at which children were killed as "unprecedented" as the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year and a ...
Turkey's then prime minister said there was "very serious evidence" to suggest the involvement of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called for strong anti-terror laws to punish those who support terror. Including those ...
Over 40 supporters of the Barzani-backed Kurdish National Council (KNC) were arrested in northern Syria, following clashes between armed groups of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on 3 March in Sinjar.
The UN documented at least 2000 victims since July 2015 in war with PKK.
He did not cite specifics, but made references to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group deemed a terrorist organisation by the European Union, but which does get coverage in German media.
US does not want any force other than the formal forces of the KRG and Baghdadin Shingal.
Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin. President Tayyip Erdogan sought to build cooperation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Friday over military operations in Syria, as Turkey attempts to create a border "safe zone" free of Islamic State and the ...
In Iraq, Turkey expects Barzani to oust the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) from Sinjar. Turkey fears the PKK will turn Sinjar into an operations base to facilitate access between Syria and Iraq," Tastekin writes.
Many Turks note that activists for the Kurdish workers' Party (PKK), which both Turkey and Western countries consider a terrorist organisation, are allowed to demonstrate regularly in the Netherlands and other European countries.
Qamishli - Over 40 supporters of the Barzani-backed Kurdish National Council (KNC) were arrested in northern Syria, following clashes between armed groups of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) on 3 March in ...
The Feminist ideology of the YPJ is deeply embedded within the proposed system of confederalism developed by Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the left-wing Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Turkey. women who join the YPJ must spend at least a ...
Istanbul, March 11 (KUNA) -- Four operatives from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) were killed during operations for the army southeast of Turkey, said a statement by the military Saturday.
Yildirim indicated that some European countries hosted the Kurdistan Workers' Party or (PKK), Fetullah terrorist Organization (FETO) members and anti-Turkey figures.
More specifically, the government has taken aim against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), an identified terrorist group allegedly responsible for numerous crimes including kidnappings, roadblocks, and the prevention of access to medical services.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region - The leader of the Kurdish National Council (KNC/ENKS) revealed that until now at least 40 members of its party and independent ...
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has waged an insurgency against Turkey since 1984, although violence was contained during the truce agreed in 2013.


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