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Air strikes kill off hopes of end to Turkey's 'endless war'

Ankara - After three decades of fighting for self-rule, Turkey's Kurdish separatists seem as far away as ever from a final peace deal with Ankara after a fragile truce collapsed this weekend.

Turkey's Erdogan says peace process with Kurds over

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that Ankara cannot continue the peace process with the Kurds in the face of attacks against Turkish targets.

Syria safe zone will help 1.7 mn refugees return: Erdogan

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the formation of a safe zone inside war-torn Syria, free from the Islamic State group, would help the return of 1.7 million refugees.

Paramilitary police commander killed in Turkey: Hospital source

Diyarbakir - Gunmen in a predominantly Kurdish part of eastern Turkey shot dead a paramilitary police commander late on Monday, a hospital source said."The commander was subjected to an armed attack around 2100 local time (1800 GMT)," the source told AFP.

Turkey vows to press ahead with strikes on Kurdish militants

Ankara - Turkey on Monday said it would press ahead with military operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) until the group disarmed."We will continue our fight...

US and Turkey to create 'IS-free zone' in Syria

Ankara - The US and Turkey have agreed to work together to drive Islamic State (IS) jihadists from northern Syria, senior US officials said Monday, as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed to press ahead with parallel strikes against Kurdish militants.

Turkey could 'tip Syria balance' as Kurdish villages shelled

Ankara - Turkish tanks shelled Kurdish-held villages in northern Syria as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned Monday that a military campaign by Ankara could "change the balance" in the region.

Forced to strike IS, Turkey gambles on attacking PKK

Istanbul - Forced after months of hesitation to take decisive action against Islamic State jihadists, Turkey has seized the chance to also attack Kurdish militants in strikes that put a fragile peace process at risk.

Turkey policeman killed in Istanbul clashes

Istanbul - A Turkish policeman was killed on Sunday during clashes with protesters in the flashpoint Istanbul district of Gazi which have raged for the last three days following the death of a leftist activist during raids by the security forces.

Op-Ed: Turkish bombings complicate Middle East conflict

Ankara - Washington has long urged Turkey to intervene against the Islamic State in Syria. After a suicide bombing that killed 32 people in Turkey, Turkish planes have targeted IS locations in Syria for two consecutive days now.

Turkey launches new strikes on PKK as NATO meeting called

Istanbul - The Turkish military on Sunday launched new air strikes on Kurdish militants in northern Iraq as Ankara invoked an article of NATO to call a meeting of the military alliance over its campaign against the PKK separatists and IS jihadists.

Istanbul police, protesters clash in flashpoint district: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish protesters battled security forces on Sunday in intense clashes in a flashpoint Istanbul district where a leftist activist was killed during police raids earlier this week, an AFP photographer said.

Turkey opposition says ready for coalition with ruling party

Istanbul - The head of Turkey's main opposition party on Sunday said it was ready to go into coalition with the Islamic-rooted ruling party and end the political impasse that has persisted since June 7 elections.

Turkey army blames PKK for deadly attack as truce unravels

Istanbul - The Turkish army on Sunday blamed PKK militants for a deadly car bomb attack that killed two of its soldiers in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, as a fragile truce risked collapsing after Ankara's air strikes on rebel positions in Iraq.

Turkey strikes Kurdish bases in Iraq, truce in danger

Istanbul - Turkey's military Saturday carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes against both Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, putting in jeopardy a fragile ceasefire with Turkish Kurds.

Turkey strikes IS in Syria, Kurdish militants in Iraq

Istanbul - Turkey's military Saturday carried out a new wave of air and artillery strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, in an escalating campaign Ankara says is aimed at rooting out terror.

Survivor of Turkey attack vows to keep up 'revolution'

Sanliurfa - Activist Oguz Yuzgec was wounded in a deadly suicide bombing blamed on Islamic State militants in a Turkish border town, but he remains defiant and vows to keep fighting for his beliefs.

Turkey air strikes show shift from 'complacency': Experts

Ankara - Turkey's air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, and Ankara's consent to the US using a key airbase to launch attacks on the jihadists, mark a break with its previous "complacency", analysts said.

Turkey strikes IS in Syria, Kurdish militants in north Iraq

Istanbul - The Turkish military on Saturday carried out a second wave of strikes against targets controlled by Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria and embarked on a new air campaign to bombard camps of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq.

Turkey police use rubber bullets to disperse anti-IS protest: AFP

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a protest by hundreds of people in Istanbul to denounce violence by Islamic State group jihadists, an AFP photographer reported.
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