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Kurdish Rebels Kill 7 Turkish Soldiers

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Seven Turkish soldiers have been killed and more than 60 others wounded in an attack on a military convoy by suspected Kurdish rebels. Turkish security officials say the convoy was hit by a rocket in Bingol province in southeastern Turkey. Rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, known as the PKK, are active in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority […]

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Kurdish Rebels Kill 7 Turkish Soldiers

Posted September 18th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish security officials say suspected Kurdish rebels have attacked a military convoy, killing seven soldiers and wounding more than 60. Authorities say the convoy was traveling in Bingol province in southeastern Turkey when it was hit by a rocket Tuesday. Rebels from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, are active in Turkey’s Kurdish-majority southeast. Fighting […]

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Turkish Soldiers Kill 16 Rebels After Deadly Attack

Posted August 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish troops have killed 16 Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey in clashes that followed an attack on a military convoy. Turkish officials said rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) detonated roadside bombs Wednesday in Hakkari, near the border with Iraq and Iran, killing five soldiers and wounding seven others. The army responded with […]

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Turkey: 115 Kurdish Rebels Killed in Offensive

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish security forces say a large-scale military offensive has killed some 115 Kurdish rebels in the south of the country. Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said the rebels were killed as part of an air and ground offensive that began on July 23 near the town of Semdinli. A local television station said up to […]

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19 Dead as Kurdish Rebels Clash with Turkish Soldiers

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish authorities say 19 people were killed in fighting overnight between Turkish soldiers and Kurdish rebels near the border with Iraq in southeastern Turkey. Officials said six soldiers, two state militiamen and 11 Kurdish militants were killed and at least 15 soldiers were wounded in the rebel attack in Hakkari province Clashes between the military […]

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Turkey Sentences Former Kurdish Politician

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has sentenced a prominent Kurdish lawmaker to 10 years in prison on charges of spreading rebel propaganda. The court in the mainly Kurdish province of Diyarbakir Thursday convicted Leyla Zana for a series of speeches in support of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK. She was originally convicted of the charges in […]

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Turkish Security Forces Detain 28 Rebels, Kill 5

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police say they have detained 28 people in simultaneous raids across six provinces in connection with probes into an outlawed Kurdish rebel group. The National Police Department said Tuesday police conducted raids against Kurdistan Communities Union in Sanliurfa, Diyarbakir, Istanbul, Eskisehir, Mus and Ankara. The detainees include Fatma Izol, head of the Sanliurfa branch […]

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Turkish Forces Kill 15 Women Kurd Rebels

Posted March 24th, 2012 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say security forces killed 15 rebel Kurds, all of them women, during clashes Saturday in the country’s southeast. The Interior Ministry says the fighting between security forces and members of the Turkish rebel group the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, took place in a rural part of the mainly Kurdish province of Bitlis. […]

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Turkish Police Target Alleged Backers of Kurdish Rebel Group

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 10:35 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish news reports say police have launched a nationwide crackdown on union leaders and activists with alleged links to an outlawed Kurdish rebel group in the country’s southeast. The Anatolia news agency said more than 100 people were detained in simultaneous raids on at least 20 Turkish towns and cities. At least 10 of the […]

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Army: Turkey’s Jets Bomb Kurdish Rebel Bases In Iraq

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Turkish military says its jets have bombed three positions in northern Iraq believed to be hideouts of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party. A statement said the jets hit the suspected rebel shelters in Iraq’s Zap region near the Turkish border earlier Friday and returned safely after the “effective” operation. The military did not provide […]

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