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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...

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.

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.

NATO to meet Tuesday at Turkey's request

Brussels - Ambassadors of NATO states will meet on Tuesday at Ankara's request for talks on a spike in violence between Turkey, the Islamic State group and PKK Kurdish militants, the military alliance said Sunday.

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.

Merkel urges Turkish PM to stick with Kurdish peace process

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to stick with the Kurdish peace process despite escalating violence, her office said.

Fury after Bollywood star says death row bomber innocent

New Delhi - Bollywood superstar Salman Khan urged India's top court Sunday to spare the life of a convicted bomb plotter due to be hanged this week, declaring him innocent and sparking a political furore.

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.

Tunisia adopts new anti-terror law despite rights concerns

Tunis - The Tunisian parliament adopted a new anti-terror law aimed at beefing up powers to confront a jihadist threat following deadly attacks but which has been slammed by rights groups as draconian.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates charged with 'terrorism' in Belgium

Brussels - Two former inmates at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay have been arrested in Belgium on charges of belonging to a group suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria, prosecutors said Friday.

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.

Turkish jets bomb PKK Kurdish rebels in Iraq: Spokesman

Arbil - Turkish warplanes bombed military positions of Turkey's rebel Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in neighbouring Iraq Friday, a spokesman for the rebel organisation 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.

Main events in Turkey since Suruc attack

Istanbul - Turkey launched Friday its first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists inside Syria following the killing of a Turkish soldier in cross-border clashes.

Turkey PM vows to puruse operations against IS, PKK

Istanbul - Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu vowed Friday Turkey would continue operations against Islamic State (IS) jihadists and Kurdish militants after it bombed IS targets in Syria and made nearly 300 arrests.

Turkish army hits IS in Syria after soldier killed

Istanbul - The Turkish military Thursday pounded positions of Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria after a Turkish soldier was killed by cross-border fire from jihadists, in a drastic escalation of tensions between Ankara and the extremist group.

One Turkish soldier killed by fire from Syria: Reports

Istanbul - One Turkish soldier was killed and at least one more was wounded Thursday by fire from the Syrian side of the border, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkey detains three over 'PKK attack' on police

Urfa - Turkish security forces on Thursday detained three suspects over the killing of two police claimed by Kurdish militants as revenge for a deadly suicide bombing blamed on jihadists.

British teen admits inciting Anzac Day attack

London - A British teenager on Thursday admitted to inciting an Islamic State-inspired attack on police officers during an Anzac Day parade in Melbourne as part of World War I anniversary commemorations this year.

Militant Kurds kill 'IS fighter' in Istanbul: Reports

Istanbul - A militant group allied to Turkey's outlawed Kurdish party has shot dead in Istanbul an alleged member of the Islamic State group who had fought in Syria, media said Thursday.

Top Turkish daily fires commentator over anti-Erdogan tweet

Istanbul - A leading Turkish daily has fired one of its most senior commentators after he sent a tweet bitterly critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's policy on Islamic State (IS) jihadists, reports said Thursday.

White House finalizing plan to close Guantanamo prison

Washington - The White House is in the "final stages" of a plan to close the contentious Guantanamo Bay detention facility and submit it for review by lawmakers, spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday.

Battered Turkish border town fears suicide bombing not the last

Suru - "It's not the first time that they attack us, and its not going to be the last," laments Zeynep, a municipal official, at the scene of the suicide bombing in the Turkish border town of Suruc that killed 32 activists.

Majority of Breivik victims' parents 'too traumatised to work'

Oslo - Over half the parents of the victims of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik remain too traumatised to return to full-time work, a study showed Wednesday as Norway marked the fourth anniversary of the attacks.

Turkish doctor pictured holding dead friend survives attack

Istanbul - A young Turkish doctor who was pictured holding the hand of her friend in the aftermath of the suicide bombing on the Syrian border has survived her injuries and been transported to Istanbul for treatment, the Hurriyet daily said Wednesday.
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