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Arrest Made in Paris Murder of Kurdish Activists

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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French prosecutors have filed preliminary murder and terrorism charges against an associate of three female Kurdish activists shot dead in Paris earlier this month. The suspect, a 30-year-old Turkish driver for one of the slain women, was one of two ethnic Kurds detained last week in connection with the January 10 killings. Prosecutors filed charges […]

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Thousands Attend Funeral for Slain Kurdish Activists

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of Kurds have gathered in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey, for the funeral of three Kurdish activists killed last week in France. The mourners filled the streets and chanted slogans of solidarity as they marched alongside vehicles carrying the women’s coffins, which were flown to Turkey from France on Wednesday. The three women, Sakine Cansiz, Fidan […]

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Bodies of Slain Kurdish Activists Sent to Turkey

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The bodies of three Kurdish activists killed last week in France have been flown to Turkey for burial. The bodies of the slain women were expected to arrive Wednesday in the mainly-Kurdish southeast province of Diyarbakir with a ceremony to be held Thursday. The three women, Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan and Leyla Soylemez, were found […]

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France’s Kurdish Community Mourn Slaying of Three Women

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Kurds have gathered outside a Kurdish information center in Paris to mourn the loss of three women slain execution-style. French police discovered the bodies of the women inside the center on Thursday. One of the victims has been identified as Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. All […]

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Erdogan: Kurdish Slayings Stem from Internal Dispute

Posted January 11th, 2013 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister says the killings of three Kurdish activists in Paris may have been the result of an internal feud. The bodies of the three women — one of them a founding member of a Kurdish group fighting for greater autonomy in Turkey — were found inside a Kurdish information center in Paris Thursday. […]

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Three Kurdish Activists Shot Dead in Paris

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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French police say three Kurdish activists, including a founding member of the PKK militant group, have been shot to death in Paris, in what the French interior minister has termed an “assassination.” Police said Thursday that the bodies of three women were found with bullet wounds in the early morning hours in a Kurdish information […]

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Kurdish Militants Killed in Southeast Turkey

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Twelve Kurdish militants and a Turkish soldier were killed in fighting along the country’s southeast border. Military officials say the rebels opened fire from northern Iraq and attacked a military post near the border late Monday night. Turkish soldiers returned fire on the militants killing 12. The attack comes as government officials hold talks with […]

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Iraqi Kurds Shut Down Oil Exports

Posted December 25th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iraq’s ongoing feud with its semi-autonomous Kurdish north is taking a toll on the country’s oil exports. Iraqi officials say the Kurds have suspended all oil shipments. An adviser to the Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources confirmed the stoppage to The Associated Press, citing a payment dispute with the central government in Baghdad. Iraqi Kurdish […]

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Iraqi Federal, Kurdish Officials to Discuss Withdrawing Troops From Disputed Region

Posted November 26th, 2012 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraqi officials representing the country’s central government and autonomous Kurdish region have pledged to defuse recent tensions between them by discussing ways of withdrawing their troops from a disputed region. Iraqi military spokesman Dhia al-Wakeel said the federal and Kurdish officials made the pledge Monday, at a Baghdad meeting attended by a senior U.S. military […]

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9 Killed in Clashes in Southeast Turkey

Posted October 20th, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Turkey say Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels have clashed in the country’s troubled southeast, killing nine people. Authorities said Saturday three Turkish troops and three Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK militants were killed in fighting in Hakkari province, near the border with Iraq. In a separate incident in Bitlis province northwest of […]

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