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Gül to Syria: Do not use PKK against us

President Gül issues another harsh warning to the Syrian administration. DAILY NEWS photo, Selahattin SÖNMEZ

Syria should not even consider sheltering members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or using the group as a pawn against Turkey, Turkish President Abdullah Gül has told Damascus while also noting Ankara’s flourishing ties with Washington. “I would strongly suggest and would expect that [Damascus] would not get involved in such a dangerous […]

Slain PKK militant’s father hangs Turkish flag from home

The family of Sezer Arslan, a PKK member who was killed during a military operation, hung Turkish flags on the walls of their home in Muş.(Photo: Cihan)

The father of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist who was among 24 PKK terrorists killed in operations in the Çukurca district of Hakkari province has hung Turkish flags on the walls of his home. The family of Sezer Arslan, a PKK terrorist killed in the extensive operations being carried out against the PKK by […]

Barzani in Turkey to discuss cooperation against PKK

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani arrived in Turkey for a visit that is expected to focus on ways to expand cooperation against the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which uses its bases in Kurdish-run northern Iraq for attacks on the Turkish army. Barzani was scheduled to have talks later on Thursday with Turkish Foreign Minister […]

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 […]

Turkey puts more pressure on Europe to curb PKK activities

A group of about 60 supporters of the terrorist PKK were able to get past security and gain entry to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg on Sept. 13, 2011. (Photo: Cihan)

The reluctance of many European countries to move against terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) activities on their soil continues to be a major concern for the Turkish government, which has been increasingly vocal in its demand for quick action to curb financial and logistical support to the outlawed organization. The PKK continues to operate in […]

Alleged PKK sympathizers clash with Turkish protesters in Paris

Turkish people take part in a demonstration, on October 30, 2011 at the Bastille Square in Paris, to protest against "Terrorism in Turkey". AFP Photo.

Fifteen people were wounded yesterday when a group of alleged Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) supporters attacked Turkish anti-terror demonstrators in Paris. Turkish citizens had gathered in Bastille Square in Paris in the late afternoon to protest the recent terrorist attacks when alleged PKK supporters attacked them with sticks and stones. Fifteen people were wounded, and one […]

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 […]

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