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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

Photo: Reuters

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 […]

US Congress approves gunship sale to Turkey

U.S. Congress formally approved the sale to the Turkish Army of three U.S.-made AH-1W attack helicopters from the U.S. Marine Corps inventory. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA), the Pentagon’s arms-selling body, on Oct. 28 notified Congress of its intention to sell three AH-1W Super Cobra gunships, made by the U.S. Bell Helicopter Textron, to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turkey’s Baghdad envoy to lead terror fight

Murat Özçelik is one of Turkey’s most experienced diplomats on Iraq. AA photo

The Turkish government has named its ambassador to Iraq as its next undersecretary for public order and security at a time when Ankara is stepping up efforts to combat Kurdish militants in closer cooperation with the Iraqi Kurds. Ambassador Murat Özçelik will be formally designated to the post in the coming days, a government official […]

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