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Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebels in Iraq After Deadly Attack

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, hours after the militants killed 24 soldiers and wounded 18 in attacks in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border. News reports quote Turkish officials as saying at least 20 rebels were also killed in the fighting, as Turkish air force bombers hit targets […]

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Turkey Bombs Kurdish Rebels in Iraq after Deadly Attack

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 8:30 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey has launched a military operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, hours after the militants killed 24 soldiers and wounded 18 in attacks in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border. Earlier reports put the number of Turkish soldiers killed at 26. The operation involves Turkish air force bombers and helicopters ferrying troops. Turkish Prime […]

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Kurdish Rebel Attack Kills 26 Turkish Soldiers

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kurdish rebels have killed 26 Turkish soldiers and wounded 16 others near Turkey’s border with Iraq, in the deadliest such attack in years. Turkish authorities say rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party opened fire on military outposts in Cukurca and Yuksekova, in southeastern Turkey’s Hakkari province. Media reports say Turkish military forces responded by crossing […]

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Kurdish Rebel Attack Kills 24 Turkish Soldiers

Posted October 19th, 2011 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Kurdish rebels are reported to have killed 24 Turkish soldiers and wounded 18 others near Turkey’s border with Iraq, in the deadliest such attack in years. Reports say rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party opened fire on military outposts in Cukurca and Yuksekova, in southeastern Turkey’s Hakkari province. A pro-Kurdish news agency said Turkish military […]

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Iraqi Kurds Protest Kurdish Flag Ban

Posted October 16th, 2011 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Iraqi Kurds have protested in a disputed Iraqi city against an order banning Kurdish flags in official buildings. Kurdish protesters in the city of Khanaqin waved Kurdish flags, screamed anti-government slogans and chanted “Khanaqin is Kurdish.” The city, 140 kilometers north of Baghdad, is in Diyala province. The area is part of territory […]

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Turkey, Iraq Vow to Continue Fight Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s foreign minister has called on Iraq to prevent Kurdish attacks on his country from Iraqi soil, as the two countries renewed their commitment to fight the rebels. Speaking Thursday at a joint news conference in Ankara with Iraq’s foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu welcomed Iraq’s willingness to eliminate the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, […]

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Kurdish Protest Canceled in Turkish Port Town

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 1:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish lawmaker in the Turkish parliament says a large Kurdish protest demonstration has been canceled at a port town in northwestern Turkey near a prison holding Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan. Lawmaker Aysel Tugluk said the cancelation was ordered after police in Gemlik blocked buses carrying protesters into the town. Turkish television said another […]

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Turkey Vote OKs Strikes on Kurds in Iraq

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s parliament voted Wednesday to extend the government’s mandate to order military strikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq. Lawmakers passed the measure by a wide margin. The current mandate was due to expire on October 17. Rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party have increased attacks in Turkish territory recently, sometimes targeting civilians. Last month, […]

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Fourth Victim Dies In Turkey After Last Month’s Ankara Car Bombing

Posted October 3rd, 2011 at 8:05 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish media reports a man wounded when a car bomb exploded in the capital Ankara last month died of his injuries Monday, bringing the death toll in the attack to four. A militant group, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, claimed responsibility for the September 22 bombing which wounded at least 15 others. The Freedom Falcons, an […]

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Kurdish Politicans End Boycott of Turkish Parliament

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Kurdish lawmakers in Turkey said Wednesday they would end their boycott of parliament and take their oath of office later this week. Selahattin Demirtas, chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party said the decision was taken to work for peace in Turkey. The party led the boycott after the June parliamentary elections. Some of […]

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