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Turkish Court Holds 31 in Kurdish Rebel Probe

Posted January 17th, 2012 at 4:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Turkish court has brought charges against 31 people Tuesday for alleged ties to a Kurdish rebel group that is fighting for autonomy in the country’s largely Kurdish southeast. Among those being held are former member of parliament Fatma Kurtulan and politician Tuncer Bakirhan. Bakirhan was the head of a now-banned Kurdish political party. Turkish […]

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Kurdish TV in Denmark to Appeal ‘Terrorism’ Ruling

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Copenhagen-based Kurdish television network Roj TV has appealed a Danish court ruling that found it guilty of breaching anti-terror laws. Roj TV director Imidat Yilmaz told reporters Friday that the station had been unfairly portrayed. “The claims that the prosecution put forward that we are conducting propaganda for a terror organization and we mean that […]

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Turkey Detains 32 in Crackdown on Suspected Kurdish Rebel Supporters

Posted January 13th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish police have detained at least 32 people in a nationwide crackdown on suspected supporters of a Kurdish rebel group that is fighting for autonomy in the country’s largely Kurdish southeast. The operation is part of an investigation into alleged ties between Kurdish activists and separatist militants. It targeted the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party […]

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Turkish Troops Kill 21 Kurdish Rebels

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Turkish troops have killed 21 Kurdish rebels in a military operation in the southeast now into its fifth day. The officials said Wednesday the clashes were in Diyarbakir province in the area of Goresi Mountain. The Turkish military launched the ground and air strikes after identifying a group of rebels belonging to […]

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Reports: Turkish Troops Kill 20 Kurdish Fighters in Southeast

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish news agencies say Turkish troops killed as many as 20 Kurdish rebels Monday in a military strike in the southeast. Helicopters backed-up soldiers on the ground in the operation in Diyarbakir province. One report says Turkish forces discovered the rebels through information taken from a dead Kurdish rebel’s cellphone. The Kurdistan Workers Party has […]

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Turkish PM Apologizes for 1930s Killings of Kurds

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized for the 1930s killings of nearly 14,000 people during a Kurdish rebellion — the government’s first public apology for the killings. Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party on Wednesday had demanded Turkey acknowledge its past actions. Between 1936 and 1939, the Turkish government killed […]

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Decades of Resistance: The Turkish-Kurdish Relationship

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 3:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Decades of Resistance: The Turkish-Kurdish Relationship August 10, 1920: A Kurdish state: At the end of World War I, the Treaty of Sevres proposes the establishment of an autonomous Kurdish state. July 24, 1923: Turkey overrides Kurdish statehood: Under the Treaty of Lausanne, Turkey is declared an independent state and plans for an autonomous Kurdish […]

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Turkish PM Apologizes for 1930s Killings of Kurds

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized for the 1930s killings of nearly 14,000 people during a Kurdish rebellion — the government’s first public apology for the killings. Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party on Wednesday had demanded Turkey acknowledge its past actions. Between 1936 and 1939, the Turkish government killed […]

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Turkish PM Apologizes for 1930s Killings of Kurds

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has apologized for the 1930s killings of nearly 14,000 people during a Kurdish rebellion — the government’s first public apology for the killings. Kemal Kilicdaroglu of the main opposition Republican People’s Party on Wednesday had demanded Turkey acknowledge its past actions. Between 1936 and 1939, the Turkish government killed […]

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Turkish Forces Deny Entering Iraq in Offensive Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted October 25th, 2011 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military has denied that its tanks crossed the border into northern Iraq as part of an air and ground offensive against Kurdish rebels. A statement posted Tuesday on the website of Turkey’s chief of staff says Turkish tanks carried out maneuvers inside Turkey close to the border with Iraq, east of the southeastern town […]

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