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Kurdish Rebels Offer Cease-fire With Iran

Posted September 5th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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A Kurdish rebel group has proposed a cease-fire with Iran, saying it hopes the move would lead to a democratic solution to the conflict between the two sides. The Party of Free Life of Kurdistan said in a statement on the its website that the cease-fire would go into effect Monday if Iran agrees, but […]

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Suspected Kurdish Rebels Kill 2 at Turkish Football Game

Posted September 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Suspected Kurdish rebels killed two people and wounded at least eight others when they fired on policemen playing football in the Turkish city of Tuniceli. The attack came a day after a clash in the same region killed two Turkish soldiers. Also Sunday in Hakkari province near the Iraqi border, alleged Kurdish rebels killed two […]

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Turkish Police, Kurds Clash in Istanbul

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish police in Istanbul clashed with scores of stone-throwing Kurdish protesters Thursday, after a peace rally organized by the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party turned violent. Police warned the mainly youthful protestors about carrying banners supporting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party . Some of the demonstrators, many wearing scarves to cover their faces, protested when […]

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Iraq Summons Turkey’s Envoy Over Military Strikes

Posted August 25th, 2011 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Iraq has summoned Turkey’s ambassador to demand an end to Turkish air strikes against Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq. Iraq’s foreign ministry said Thursday that it had launched a formal protest against the strikes, which have killed seven Iraqi civilians. On Tuesday, Turkey said it had killed an estimated 90 to 100 Kurdish rebels […]

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Iraqi Kurds Denounce Turkish Artillery Strikes

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Several hundred protesters have rallied outside the Turkish consulate in northern Iraq where they denounced Turkey’s deadly artillery barrages in the border region. The demonstrators urged Ankara to stop the ground fire, which has killed seven civilians. The protest took place Wednesday in Irbil, the capital of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region. On Tuesday, Turkey’s military […]

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Turkey Says Air Raids Killed 90 to 100 Kurdish Rebels

Posted August 23rd, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military says it has killed an estimated 90 to 100 Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq since launching airstrikes and artillery attacks last week. The military said in a statement Tuesday that Turkish warplanes have struck 132 targets during the campaign, and that another 80 rebels have been wounded. It also said the air and […]

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7 Civilians Reported Dead in Turkish Airstrikes on PKK Hideouts

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kurdish officials say Turkish airstrikes aimed at Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq killed seven civilians on Sunday, in a fifth straight day of cross-border strikes on suspected separatist hideouts. The deaths are the first reported casualties since Turkish warplanes began bombing rebel positions Wednesday near the Turkey-Iraq border. Analysts link the strikes to a surge […]

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PKK Hits Back after Turkish Strikes

Posted August 19th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party launched new attacks against Turkish soldiers as Turkey vowed to keep up the pressure on the terror group. PKK rebels struck at least two military positions in Siirt province in southern Turkey on Thursday. Turkish media reported the attacks killed at least two soldiers and wounded three civilians. The […]

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Turkish Planes Again Bomb Kurdish Rebels in Iraq

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 6:06 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish warplanes have attacked separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party positions in northern Iraq for the second straight night. The latest strikes, carried out late Thursday, again targeted areas in Iraq’s Kandil region near the Iranian border. PKK forces use the mountains of northern Iraq as a sanctuary to launch attacks in southeastern Turkey. Ankara launched the […]

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PKK Says Turkish Strikes Coming Up Empty

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party says Turkey’s latest offensive is having little impact. PKK Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Ahmet Deniz tells VOA Turkish airstrikes failed to inflict any casualties on PKK forces in northern Iraq. He said the strikes destroyed only one home and damaged a power distribution unit. The PKK’s response Thursday follows confirmation from […]

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