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Turkish army, Syrian Kurdish militia in new clashes: army

Istanbul - New clashes erupted Friday between the Turkish army and a Syrian Kurdish militia seen as a terror group by Ankara but as a key ally by the United States in the fight against jihadists, the Turkish army said.

Syria Kurds, Turks clash in wake of deadly air raids

Kamishli - Fighting erupted on Wednesday along Syria's northeastern border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, as tensions boiled over in the aftermath of deadly Turkish air strikes the previous day.

Syria Kurds, Turks clash in wake of deadly air raids

Kamishli - Fighting erupted on Wednesday along Syria's northeastern border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, as tensions boiled over in the aftermath of deadly Turkish air strikes the previous day.

Turks, Kurds clash along northeast Syria border: monitor

Birut - Fighting broke out on Wednesday along the northeast Syria border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, a monitor said, a day after deadly Turkish air strikes on the area.

Turks, Kurds clash along northeast Syria border: monitor

Birut - Fighting broke out on Wednesday along the northeast Syria border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, a monitor said, a day after deadly Turkish air strikes on the area.

Turks, Kurds clash along northeast Syria border: monitor

Birut - Fighting broke out on Wednesday along the northeast Syria border between Turkish forces and Kurdish militiamen, a monitor said, a day after deadly Turkish air strikes on the area.

Death toll in Turkish raids on Syria Kurds hits 28: monitor

Birut - The toll in Turkish air raids on Kurdish positions in northeastern Syria rose to 28 killed, a monitor said Wednesday, a day after Ankara said it had targeted "terrorist havens" near its border.

US 'deeply concerned' by Turkish strikes in Syria, Iraq

Washington - The United States is "deeply concerned" by Turkish air strikes that reportedly killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria, the State Department said Tuesday.

Turkish strikes kill Kurdish fighters in Syria, Iraq

Erdem - Turkish warplanes killed more than two dozen Kurdish fighters Tuesday in strikes in Syria and Iraq, where the Kurds are key players in the battle against the Islamic State group.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

Turkey bombs Kurdish forces in northeast Syria

Birut - Turkish warplanes conducted a barrage of air strikes on Kurdish positions in northeast Syria early Tuesday, leaving several fighters dead, Kurdish forces and a monitor said.

US-backed Syria forces set up post-IS Raqa council

Birut - The US-backed Kurdish-Arab force leading the fight for the Islamic State group's Syrian bastion Raqa announced Tuesday the creation of a "civilian council" to administer the city after its capture.

Turkey's Kurds vote in key referendum battleground

Diyarbakir - Hoping above all for peace after months of violence as well as fair representation, Turkey's Kurds on Sunday voted in a key referendum whether to expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Two killed in 'accidental' southeast Turkey blast

Diyarbakir - Two people were killed Tuesday in an explosion that shook police headquarters in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, which a minister said was an accident during repair work.

Jailed leader of pro-Kurd party in Turkey ends hunger strike

Diyarbakir - A jailed co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Friday called off his hunger strike, announced the previous day to protest the "inhumane" conditions he was being held under, after prison authorities agreed to talks.

Turkey vote a 'test' for Kurds says veteran Kurdish politician

Mardin - Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.

Turkey vote a 'test' for Kurds says veteran Kurdish politician

Mardin - Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.

Turkey vote a 'test' for Kurds says veteran Kurdish politician

Mardin - Jailed by the junta after Turkey's 1980 military coup and again after last year's failed putsch, veteran Kurdish politician Ahmet Turk still hopes for peace but fears the consequences of next month's referendum.

Turkey's Kurds fete New Year under shadow of referendum

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, with many calling for a 'no' vote in next month's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Turkey's Kurds fete New Year under shadow of referendum

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, with many calling for a 'no' vote in next month's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Turkey's Kurds fete New Year under shadow of referendum

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, with many calling for a 'no' vote in next month's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Kurdish festival goes on in Turkey's southeast despite shooting

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of people celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's overwhelmingly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, even as police killed a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb.

Kurdish festival goes on in Turkey's southeast despite shooting

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of people celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's overwhelmingly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, even as police killed a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb.

Kurdish festival goes on in Turkey's southeast despite shooting

Diyarbakir - Tens of thousands of people celebrated the New Year festival of Newroz in Turkey's overwhelmingly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Tuesday, even as police killed a man who claimed to be carrying a bomb.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

Syria Kurds say will get training from Russian forces

Kamishli - Russia's military will train Kurdish forces in Syria, the militia's spokesman said Monday, in Moscow's first agreement of its kind with the group that controls large parts of the country's north.

Turkey summons German envoy over 'pro-PKK rally scandal'

Istanbul - Turkey summoned Germany's ambassador to express its fury over a Frankfurt rally where protesters brandished insignia of outlawed Kurdish militants, the presidential spokesman said Sunday, denouncing it as a "scandal".

UN accuses Turkey of 'serious' abuses in Kurdish region

Geneva - The UN on Friday accused Turkish security forces of committing serious abuses during operations against Kurdish militants in the southeast after a ceasefire collapsed in July 2015.
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