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PKK hacks Ministry of Finance website

Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek. AA Photo

The Turkish Ministry of Finance has said their official website was hacked late last night by members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) for “purposes of dirty propaganda.” The ministry deactivated the website soon after, assuring citizens that it would be back online as soon as possible. Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek further said an […]

PKK ordered singer Tatlıses’ shooting, indictment claims

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in August visited singer İbrahim Tatlıses in the hospital where he has been receiving treatment for a second time after the singer was shot in the head in March. (Photo: AA)

An indictment concerning the near-fatal drive-by shooting of singer İbrahim Tatlıses in March of this year says the attack was ordered by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The indictment, prepared by İstanbul Specially Authorized Prosecutor Muammer Akkaş, was forwarded to the İstanbul 17th High Criminal Court on Thursday. The document mentions 12 suspects, nine […]

88 assassination guns found buried in cornfields in Mardin

The Mardin Police Department seized a total of 88 long-barreled weapons along with binoculars and ammunition belonging to terrorists over the weekend. Short-range, long-distance and night-vision guns and mounted binoculars that belong to terrorists were discovered buried in the corn fields of Şırnak’s Silopi district, according to intelligence received by the Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime […]

Deadly suicide bomb blasts in E.Turkey

The blast occurred close to the office of the ruling AK Party, and police said the suspected suicide bomber was a woman. A suspected suicide bomber killed two people and wounded at least 10 others in eastern province of Bingol on Saturday, police said. The blast occurred close to the office of the ruling AK […]

BDP’s constitutional expert among detained in new anti-KCK operation

Professor Büşra Ersanlı (Photo: Cihan)

Professor Büşra Ersanlı, a constitutional law expert and a member of the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) intra-party constitutional commission, was detained along with dozens of others on Friday as part of an investigation into the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella political organization for all groups related to the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party […]

US defense official visits Turkey to strengthen cooperation against PKK

US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow. (Photo: Reuters)

US Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Alexander Vershbow led an interagency delegation to Ankara on Thursday to discuss ways to improve US-Turkey cooperation against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a statement from the US Embassy in Ankara said. Ambassador Vershbow’s delegation met with a broad Turkish interagency team, headed by Foreign […]

Two policemen killed in PKK attack in southern Turkey

Two police officers were killed in an attack by the suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southern province of Osmaniye today, daily Hürriyet reported on its website. Police officers came under attack by PKK militants and returned fire. Two police officers and one PKK member were killed in the ensuing […]

New thermal cameras to aid surveillance of Turkey’s borders

Turkey’s mountainous southern border is frequently traversed by smugglers and militants who operate from camps in Iran, Syria and Iraq. In a move to assist authorities to better monitor cross-border smuggling and the activities of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), an agreement between the European Union and Turkey will see the importation of advanced surveillance […]

Thousands hold anti-terrorism protests in various cities

Thousands of people held protests in various cities in Turkey on Sunday, condemning terrorism in the wake of the killing of 24 soldiers in Hakkari’s Çukurca district last week in a series of attacks by the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The killings led to nationwide public outrage, with almost all segments of society, including […]

Three Turkish soldiers dead, six injured in clash with PKK, blast

Three Turkish soldiers were killed while six others injured in clashes with terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and a land mine blast in Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari bordering Iraq. Hakkari Governor Muammer Türker told the state-run Anatolia news agency that one Turkish soldier was killed in clashes with the PKK members in […]

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