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Kurdish Politicans End Boycott of Turkish Parliament

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 11:01 am (UTC-5)
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Kurdish lawmakers on Wednesday said they would end their boycott of parliament and take their oath of office this weekend. Selahattin Demirtas, chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party said the decision was taken to work for peace in the country. The party led the boycott after the June parliamentary elections when some of […]

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Erdogan: Turkey-Iran Efforts Against Kurdish Rebels to Continue

Posted September 25th, 2011 at 8:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s prime minister says cross-border military operations will continue against Kurdish rebels based in northern Iraq, confirming that Ankara is cooperating with Iran against members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday that joint military operations with Iran against PKK rebels will no longer be postponed. Both countries already are sharing […]

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Report: Kurdish Militant Group Claims Ankara Bomb Attack

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 11:54 am (UTC-5)
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A pro-Kurdish news agency says a Kurdish militant group has claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack in Ankara Tuesday that killed three people and wounded at least 15 others. In an email sent to the Firat news agency Thursday, the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons said it carried out Tuesday’s bombing and threatened more attacks in […]

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Turkey Determined to Battle Kurdish Rebels

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz said Wednesday his country is determined to take any measure necessary to battle Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Responding to questions about Turkey’s alleged preparations for a cross-border offensive against the rebels, Yilmaz said, “whatever is necessary to fight terrorism will be done.” Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin […]

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Turkey To Take All Necessary Actions Against Kurdish Rebels

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 7:07 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s defense minister said Wednesday that his country will take whatever actions are necessary to fight Kurdish rebels. Asked about Turkey’s alleged preparations to attack Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, Ismet Yilmaz said whatever is necessary to fight terrorism will be done. Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said Tuesday that discussions with Iraq are […]

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Turkey May Launch Ground Strikes Against Kurdish Rebels in Iraq

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 6:57 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey says it is considering a cross-border ground offensive against Kurdish rebels operating in northern Iraq. Turkish Interior Minister Idris Naim Sahin said Tuesday that discussions with Iraq are underway regarding a land operation against the rebels, saying an offensive could be launched at “any time.” The outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, has escalated […]

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5 Dead in Attacks Along Turkish-Iraqi Border

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 12:52 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked multiple police facilities in southeastern Turkey, killing at least five people. Officials say gunmen opened fire on two police buildings late Sunday in the mainly Kurdish province of Hakkari, which lies along the Turkish-Iraqi border. Turkish police say a firefight between the rebels and police ensued, leaving civilians […]

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3 Dead in Attacks Along Turkish-Iraqi Border

Posted September 12th, 2011 at 5:37 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked multiple police facilities in southeastern Turkey, killing at least three people. Officials say gunmen opened fire on two police buildings late Sunday in the mainly Kurdish province of Hakkari, which lies along the Turkish-Iraqi border. Turkish police say a firefight between the rebels and police ensued, leaving civilians […]

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Iran Kills Senior Kurdish Rebel

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Iran says it has killed a senior member of the Kurdish rebel group known as PJAK . State-run media reports on Wednesday said Revolutionary Guards killed deputy commander Majid Kavian during a “cleanup operation.” The reports say he died on Saturday of shrapnel wounds. PJAK has clashed sporadically with Iranian forces in recent years. The […]

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Iran Puts Conditions on Kurdish Rebels Cease-fire Talks

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A senior Iranian military official says Kurdish rebels must leave the border region before Iran will consider talking about a cease-fire. Colonel Hamid Ahmadi said Monday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guards killed more than 30 fighters from the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan and wounded 40 others in recent clashes. Iran launched an offensive last […]

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