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Turkey Confirms Strikes Against PKK Targets in Iraq

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s military says its warplanes have attacked 60 targets of the separatist Kurdistan Workers’ Party in northern Iraq. The military said Thursday that Turkish planes carried out the raids late Wednesday. It said it will continue such operations until the PKK is “rendered ineffective.” The military said Turkish artillery fire hit 168 targets in the […]

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Turkish Jets Bomb PKK Bases in Northern Iraq

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish warplanes have attacked targets of the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq. They hit bases, anti-aircraft defenses and rebel shelters in the Kandil and Zap regions. Wednesday’s military strikes came hours after a deadly assault by PKK rebels killed eight Turkish soldiers in Hakkari province near the Turkey-Iraq border. Turkish and Kurdish media […]

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Reports: Turkish Jets Bomb PKK Bases in Northern Iraq

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish warplanes have attacked targets of the separatist Kurdistan Workers Party in northern Iraq hours after a deadly assault by PKK rebels that killed eight Turkish soldiers in Hakkari province near the Turkey-Iraq border. Wednesday’s military strike hit bases in the Kandil and Zap regions of northern Iraq. Earlier, Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz had vowed […]

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Nine Turks Killed in Kurdish Rebel Ambush

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz has vowed a strong retaliation against the Kurdistan Workers Party after Kurdish rebels launched a deadly attack on Turkish soldiers in Hakkari province near Turkey’s border with Iraq. The defense minister says eight Turkish soldiers and a village guard were killed Wednesday when their military convoy was ambushed by the […]

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Seven Turkish Soldiers Dead in Kurdish Rebel Ambush

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s defense minister says seven Turkish soldiers are dead after their military convoy was ambushed by Kurdish rebels in the country’s southeast. Four roadside bombs exploded as a Turkish military convoy passed early Wednesday in Hakkari province near Turkey’s border with Iraq. Eleven Turkish soldiers were wounded in the attack. Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz vowed […]

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Eight Turkish Soldiers Dead in Kurdish Rebel Ambush

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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Turkey’s defense minister says eight Turkish soldiers were killed when their military convoy was ambushed by Kurdish rebels in the country’s southeast. Officials say the attack happened early Wednesday in Hakkari province near Turkey’s border with Iraq. Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz vowed retaliation against the rebels, saying that members of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or […]

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Eight Turkish Soldiers Dead in Suspected Bomb Attack

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials and local media say eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in a suspected bomb attack in the country’s southeast. Officials say the attack happened early Wednesday in the Hakkari province near Turkey’s border with Iraq. A security source tells Reuters that fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, are believed to be […]

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Kurdish Broadcaster on Trial in Denmark

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Denmark-based Kurdish broadcaster Roj TV went on trial in Copenhagen Monday for allegedly promoting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party . Prosecutors said the station should be fined and taken off the air. The PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and European Union. The defense attorney for the station denies the […]

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Iran Says Militants Kill 5 Security Personnel in Northwest

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Iranian state media say militants have attacked Iranian security forces in the northwestern region of West Azerbaijan and killed five officers. Iranian television says residents of the town of Maku near the Turkish border held a funeral ceremony for the five officers on Tuesday. It blamed Monday’s attack on “thugs and saboteurs.” Iran’s northwestern areas […]

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Kurdish Rebels Kill 3 Turkish Soldiers

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Turkish officials say Kurdish rebels have attacked a military convoy in the southeastern part of the country, killing three soldiers and wounding several others. The convoy was traveling in Van province Monday when militants belonging to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, opened fire. Fighting between rebels and the Turkish military has intensified in recent […]

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