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Turkey mulls withdrawing from Ottawa Treaty

Turkey is contemplating reintroducing ‘offensive anti-personnel mine warfare’ as part of its military doctrine, according to an Istanbul-based MoD source familiar with the development. A cost-benefit analysis performed by the country’s Land Forces Command, which features the second largest number of boots in the NATO, reportedly concluded as early as 2015 that “actively using anti-personnel […]

Rebel defeat in northern Syria cripples Turkey’s plans

It is no longer a secret that when President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had his series of meetings with top American officials in Washington last month, he had a specific plan to kick DAESH out from northern Syria. Erdoğan tried to convince the American leadership to give another shot to Syrian Arab groups near Azaz and […]

PKK: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

On July 11, the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organization that includes the PKK, issued a written statement to unilaterally end the two-year cease-fire citing public projects, including the construction of dams, in southeastern Turkey. Several days later, a member of the KCK Executive Committee called on PKK militants to take up arms against […]

6 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey

Six PKK terrorists have been killed on Wednesday after an attack was launched by the group on a gendarme command in the Bitlis province. Four soldiers were also injured during the clashes with the PKK group. The PKK terrorists initiated an armed attack on Hizan district’s gendarmerie command on Wednesday morning. The soldiers retaliated and […]

8 PKK members killed in clashes in southeast Turkey

AA photo

Turkish security forces killed eight alleged members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party during clashes in the southeastern province of Bingöl today.  Bingöl Gov. Hakan Güvencer said the militants were killed in a clash near Yayladere town of the province. Güvencer said security forces were conducting an operation on a house where suspected PKK members were […]

Army denies using chemical weapons against the PKK

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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 […]



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