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Army denies using chemical weapons against the PKK

AA Photo

The Turkish military denied on Thursday it was using chemical weapons in its fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and said it did not even possess such arms. “There have been no chemical weapons or ammunition registered in the inventory of the Turkish Armed Forces,” said the General Staff, which presides over the […]

10 PKK terrorists surrender, 1 killed in counterterrorism operations

A group of terrorists who were planning to attack security forces in the southeastern province of Tunceli were detained on Dec. 7 during an operation against the PKK. (Photo: Cihan)

One terrorist was killed and 10 others surrendered to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) on Wednesday in the military’s ongoing fighting against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the provinces of Şırnak and Bingöl. A written statement from the Şırnak Governor’s Office on Wednesday stated that Turkish intelligence was informed that a group of […]

Danish prosecutors say Roj TV, voice of PKK, should be banned

(Photo: Cihan)

Copenhagen prosecutors overseeing an investigation into Kurdish-language television station Roj TV have said the TV station is the voice of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and have requested a Danish court ban the channel from broadcasting. Prosecutors Anders Risager and Jakob Buch-Jepsen announced their final opinion during the 28th hearing of the trial on […]

Turkey’s new plan includes killing 300 senior PKK terrorists

According to Turkish intelligence officials, the Turkish government has started implementing a new strategy according to which some 300 important Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists have been put on a death list. Experts believe this new strategy is being carried out to destroy the claim of top PKK members, in which they say that the […]

Kurdish leader says in touch with PKK, to exercise maximum pressure

Massoud Barzani (Photo: Reuters)

Iraqi Kurdish leader has said his regional administration has been in talks with the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to stop their assaults against Turkey and will exercise the maximum pressure on the terrorist organization. “We are in contact (with the PKK) and will exercise the maximum pressure on the PKK to stop their military […]

Talabani calls on PKK to drop arms

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is trying to convince PKK to lay down arms. Hürriyet photo

The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was “convinced” by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani regarding a solution to the bloody conflict, according to a TV report. Talabani also said the PKK had proposed two conditions to lay down arms. “They told me they want a general amnesty for PKK members and that the new constitution should […]

KCK suspects sent to court, PKK leader may be questioned

PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan, after his capture. AA photo

Forty-six suspects who were detained Nov. 22 in 16 different provinces across Turkey as part of the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) probe were transferred to a courthouse in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district Nov. 25. Another 43 suspects detained in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır as part of the KCK probe were also transferred to court […]

PKK kills three in oil field attack in southeastern Turkey

Security forces launched and operation to capture the assailants. DHA photo

Alleged members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed three people in an attack on an oil field in southeast Turkey overnight, security officials said today. PKK militants shot dead two security personnel and an electrician as they got out of their vehicle at the Selmo oil field at Kozluk in Batman province yesterday […]

Turkish warplanes target PKK in northern Iraq

Turkish warplanes carried out an air strike in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region on Monday as part of a continued operation against the PKK, a local administration official said. Turkey has been conducting air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) since August following the breakdown of a ceasefire and an increase in attacks by the […]

Turkish police detain at least 65 in KCK crackdown

DHA photo

State-run TRT television says Turkish police have rounded up dozens of people today in a nationwide crackdown on the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK). KCK is alleged to be the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) TRT television says the police detained at least 65 people in simultaneous raids in the southeastern city […]

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