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Turkish troops, Kurdish militants clash near Iraqi border, eight killed

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DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Four members of Turkey’s security forces and four Kurdish militants were killed in a clash early on Thursday near the border between northern Iraq and southeast Turkey, security and hospital sources said. 96 more words

12 wounded in bomb attack on Turkish police bus

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© AFP/File | Mersin, a major port of around one million people, was the site of a bomb attack targeting a police bus

ISTANBUL (AFP) – A bomb attack targeting a police bus rocked the southern Turkish city of Mersin on the Mediterranean coast Tuesday, leaving at least 12 people wounded, local media reported.Ambulances and fire engines were rushed to the scene, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. 263 more words

12 Turkish police officers wounded in bus explosion

A bomb exploded as a bus carrying police was passing by in a southern Turkish city on Tuesday, wounding a dozen officers, officials said.

The blast occurred on a main road in the Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. 96 more words

Turkey, Iran could unite to overcome their Kurdish worries

10 October 2017 |Metin Gurcan | Al-Monitor

“It has not quite been eight months since Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan riled Tehran by referring to Iranian expansionism as “ 992 more words

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Syria Kurds hold first local vote to cement federal push

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© AFP/File | Kurds made up around 15 percent of Syria’s pre-war population and were long oppressed by the central government

QAMISHLI (SYRIA) (AFP) – Residents of Kurdish-majority areas of northern Syria began voting Friday in the region’s first local elections, as part of a push to cement a semi-autonomous regional government. 487 more words

Turkish Army Conducts Military Drill at Iraqi Border -- One week before a referendum on Kurdish independence

By REUTERS

SEPT. 18, 2017, 2:57 A.M. E.D.T.

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ANKARA — Turkish armed forces started a military drill at the Iraqi border on Monday, the army said, a week ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence in northern Iraq which Turkey has asked to be called off. 161 more words

Iran denies joint operation against Kurds with Turkey

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© TURKISH PRESIDENT PRESS OFFICE/AFP | Iranian armed forces chief of staff General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on August 16, 2017… 393 more words