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Turkish police detain at least 65 in KCK crackdown

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

BDP deputies report selves as KCK members in protest of police operations

Selahattin Demirtaş (L), Sebahat Tuncel (R)

Two deputies from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) filed criminal complaints against themselves on Wednesday in protest of recent police operations against the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), saying they too would face charges if the acts of those detained in operations are accepted as a crime BDP Co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş and BDP İstanbul […]

Super Cobra helicopter sale to Turkey cleared in US Congress

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Congressional approval process for the sale of three AH-1W Super Cobra attack helicopters to Turkey has completed by Monday.  The Obama administration formally notified the US Congress on Oct. 28 of an unusual proposal to take three AH-1W “Super Cobra” attack helicopters from the US Marine Corps inventory and sell them to Turkey. According to […]

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 […]

‘Turkey in command of newly deployed Predators’ missions’

The US has deployed four Predator drones in Turkey, two of which are already based at İncirlik Air Base in Adana and are used to monitor the PKK’s movements. (Photo: Reuters)

Ankara has claimed it will have sole responsibility for the routes and missions of four US Predator drones deployed to an air base in southeastern Turkey last month to help with efforts to track down and gather intelligence on Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists. The drones in Turkey will be operational after those in Iraq […]



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