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Turkey Arrests Kurdish Men With Bomb-Making Gear at Border


Two members of the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which is an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and which Turkey designates as a terror organization, were caught on Turkey’s border with Syria as they were illegally trying to enter the country on Feb. 68 more words

UN rights chief: Turkey must probe shooting of civilians

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief called on Turkey on Monday, Feb. 1, to investigate the alleged shooting of unarmed people in southeastern Turkey that turned up in “extremely shocking” footage posted online last week. 578 more words

Middle East

Russia's Lavrov: would be 'unfair' to hold Syria peace talks without Syrian Kurds

World | Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:30am EST


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov gives his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, January 26, 2016. 94 more words

Russia Supports Kurdish Group's Drive To Participate in Syrian Peace Talks, Angering Turkey -- Expects the U.N. envoy to resist "blackmail" by Turkey

MOSCOW — Jan 26, 2016, 4:38 AM ET


Russia on Tuesday argued strongly against Turkey’s demand to keep a leading Kurdish group out of Syria’s peace talks, and said it expects the U.N. 443 more words

EU calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Turkey's Kurdish southeast


A women and her children stand in the ruins of battle-damaged house in the Kurdish town of Silopi, in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Iraq on January 19, 2016… 62 more words

Turkey Soldier Killed In Operations Against PKK

A Turkish soldier has been killed, following clashes against security forces and PKK fighters, during operations against the group, in southeastern Turkey. 103 more words


Turkey probes opposition chief for calling Erdogan 'tinpot dictator'


Leader of Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kilicdaroglu. AFP

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkish prosecutors on Monday launched an investigation into the head of Turkey’s main opposition party after he called President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a “tinpot dictator”. 376 more words