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JAILED KURDISH REBEL LEADER IN TURKEY CALLS ON PKK TO LAY DOWN ARMS

Originally posted on Global News:

ANKARA, Turkey – Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey’s main Kurdish party said Saturday. 117 more words

Syria

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader in Turkey calls on PKK to lay down arms

ANKARA, Turkey – Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on his fighters to lay down arms as part of a peace process to end a 30-year insurgency, Turkey’s main Kurdish party said Saturday. 348 more words

News

Suicide Bomber Kills Police Officer In Istanbul

A female suicide bomber has killed at least one police officer and injured another after targeting a police station in the suburb of Sultanahmet, in Istanbul, Turkey. 250 more words

World

Controversy erupts as Dutch reporter Frederike Geerdink arrested ‘on terror charges’ in Diyarbakir, southeast Turkey

Al Arabiya: A Dutch reporter based in Kurdish-majority southeastern Turkey on Tuesday said she had been arrested on charges of making propaganda for a “terrorist group.” 126 more words

Crime

PKK Leader Hopeful of Successful Outcome in Turkish Peace Talks

The jailed leader of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said Sunday he was hopeful the peace process with the authorities would be concluded successfully within five months with enough determination. 274 more words

International Affairs

4 Turkish terrorists caught in Texas after being smuggled across border

By Stephen Dinan:

Four men flew from Istanbul through Paris to Mexico City in late August, where they were met by a Turkish-speaking man who stashed them in a safe house until their Sept. 565 more words

Counter Jihad Report

Iraqi Peshmerga Finally On Way to Assist Kurds in Kobane

Iraqi Peshmerga fighters headed for the Syrian town of Kobane on Tuesday to help fellow Kurds repel an Islamic State advance that has defied U.S.-led air strikes and become an important test of the coalition’s ability to combat the Sunni insurgents. 790 more words

International Affairs