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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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