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PM Erdoğan calls on Kurds to say ‘enough’ to PKK fascism

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of trying to establish a “fascist system” and called on the country’s Kurds to stand against the PKK’s fascist pressure “I ask my brothers in this region to see this fascist pressure of the PKK and its extensions. In fact they do. […]

‘Respect for human rights, public support a must in fighting terrorism’

Turkish President Gül welcomed Colombian President Santos on his first visit to Turkey with an official ceremony held at Çankaya Palace.

Finding the two countries’ terrorist groups comparable, the Colombian president told Turkey that respect for human rights and support from the people are necessary ingredients in effectively combating terrorism ahead of his official visit on Friday. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, who began an official visit to Turkey on Friday, offered the Turkish government advice […]

Iranian official calls for better cooperation against terrorism

Alaeddin Boroujerdi

An Iranian lawmaker has called for better cooperation between Turkey and Iran against terrorism, which he said requires “a serious fight, regardless of where it is staged,” as he surprisingly hailed growing relations between the nations with the hope that Iran and Turkey would fulfill their true potential in the future. “Our true potential exceeds […]

Norway terror suspect planned attack on China embassy in Turkey

Defendant, Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak (C) flanked by lawyers Arvid Sjoedin (L) and Brynjar Meling, awaits the start of his trial for plotting a bomb against a Danish newspaper, in a courtroom in Oslo on Nov. 15.

A controversial decision by Turkey’s Information and Communication Technologies Authority (BTK) to begin filtering the Internet will go into effect on Nov. 22, following the end of a three month trial period that began on Aug. 22. “Users who have not issued any requests will continue to use their current Internet. There are two profiles […]

BDP recruiting for PKK: Prime Minister Erdoğan

BDP shares the responsibility for bloodshed in Turkey, Prime Minister Erdoğan says. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stepped up a verbal onslaught on the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), charging that its members have been instrumental in the recruitment of militants for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). “BDP lawmakers are encouraging young people, even kids as young as 14, to go to the mountains, become […]

7 PKK members surrender to Turkish security forces in Şırnak

Seven members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization have turned themselves in to Turkish security forces in the southeastern province of Şırnak, the Cihan news agency reported on Wednesday. Cihan said seven ex-PKK members, including a woman, entered Turkey from Iraq through the Habur border gate in the Silopi district of Şırnak province […]

Ankara gives double-barrel anti-PKK fight

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu speaks at meeting. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL

Turkey will raise the pressure on both Arbil and Baghdad to further cooperate in its fight against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish foreign minister said yesterday. “While launching an intensified and deep relationship with all segments of Iraq, we have also intensified our contacts with the Iraqi central government and northern Iraqi […]

PKK finances terrorism through drug trafficking

Turkish police units seized 44 tons of marijuana in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, worth an estimated of TL 28 million. (PHOTOS SUNDAY’S ZAMAN)

The terrorist Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) and its armed wing, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), have entered the ranks of the world’s biggest drug cartels, narcotics operations in recent years show.  Last week, in the predominantly Kurdish province of Diyarbakır in southeast Turkey, 44 tons of marijuana were seized, worth an estimated TL 28 million. […]

Report: US drones deployed in Turkey

This undated handout image provided by the US Air Force shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Photo: Reuters)

The United States has deployed four Predator drones at an air base in southern Turkey, a news report said on Friday. The report, published in the Taraf daily, said a total of four drones arrived at İncirlik Air Base on Oct. 16 and Oct. 23, several days before Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan discussed a […]

PKK to raise power in Germany, report says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan adress the media during a news conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany Nov. 2, when Erdoğan complained about the presence of the outlawed PKK in Germany which is also mentioned in a recent report. AP photo

A German institute has predicted that the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party is likely to grow its support and donation base in the EU’s most populous country. The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) is likely to increase the size of its support network in Germany in the coming years, according to a recent report authored by […]

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