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Amnesty urges Turkey to allow displaced thousands to return home

Istanbul - Amnesty International on Tuesday called on Turkey to compensate and allow 24,000 people displaced under a curfew to return to their districts of the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir.

1,600 Kurdish peshmerga killed in war on IS: spokesman

- A total of 1,600 Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters have been killed since the Islamic State group took over large parts of the country in June 2014, peshmerga officials said Thursday.

Turkey seeks 30 life sentences for Syrian Kurdish leader

Ankara - Turkey is seeking multiple life sentences for nearly 70 suspects, including the leader of the main Syrian Kurdish political party, over a deadly bombing in Ankara this year blamed on Kurdish militants, state media said Wednesday.

Turkey mourns rights lawyer's unsolved killing one year on

Diyarbakir - Campaigners paid tribute on Monday to a prominent rights lawyer who was shot dead one year ago in Turkey's biggest Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir, lamenting that no one had yet been brought to justice for the crime.

Turkey detains 'wanted Kurdish female militant' at Istanbul airport

Istanbul - Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul's main airport, state media said.

Turkey seeks arrest of Syrian Kurdish leader

Istanbul - Turkey on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for the leader of the main Syrian Kurdish political party over a deadly bombing in Ankara in February blamed on Kurdish militants.

Turkey blocks EU MPs' visit to jailed Kurdish leader

Edirne - Turkish authorities on Monday blocked a delegation of national and European Parliament lawmakers from visiting the leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party who has been held in jail for almost three weeks.

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish mayor as crackdown widens

Ankara - Turkish police on Thursday detained the pro-Kurdish co-mayor of the southeastern city of Van, expanding a crackdown on municipal chiefs throughout the region that has sparked international concern.

Coalition not backing Turkish move on Al-Bab: US

Washington - The US-led international coalition battling to defeat the Islamic State group is not backing a drive by Turkish forces and Syrian rebels to retake a jihadist stronghold in northern Syria, the Pentagon said Wednesday.

Hundreds return to Turkish city after eight-month curfew

Sirnak - Hundreds of people, including children, returned to the devastated Kurdish-dominated city of Sirnak in southeast Turkey on Monday after an eight-month curfew was relaxed, an AFP photographer said.

Tensions flare as Turkey heads to vote on new Erdogan powers

Istanbul - Turkey is heading to a referendum on granting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan new powers as early as next spring, ratcheting up tensions amid a crackdown on dissent and pro-Kurdish politicians, analysts say.

With shovels and bulldozers, Iraq Kurds draw line in sand

Al Hamdaniyah - Iraqi Kurdish forces are building a berm near Mosul, a line in the sand that may mark a boundary of territory they aim to keep after recapturing it from jihadists.

Syria Kurd women fighters out for revenge against jihadists

Headed for the front line near Syria's Raqa, 23-year-old Kurdish fighter Kaziwar has just one thought on her mind: to make her jihadist foes pay for their treatment of women.

Top press rights defender goes on trial in Turkey

Istanbul - The Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and two other campaigners went on trial Tuesday charged with making terror propaganda for Kurdish militants, as concerns mount over press freedom in the country.

Juncker warns Turkey slipping away from EU

Brussels - European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Tuesday warned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan against moving Turkey further away from Europe and jeopardising its EU membership bid.

Turkey blasts EU over crackdown criticism

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday slammed EU criticism of its crackdown following the July 15 coup bid and warned relations were increasingly fragile as the bloc crafts a report on its stalled membership bid.

Turkey blasts EU over crackdown criticism

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday slammed EU criticism of its crackdown following the July 15 coup bid and warned relations were increasingly fragile as the bloc crafts a report on its stalled membership bid.

Turkey blasts EU over crackdown criticism

Istanbul - Turkey on Monday slammed EU criticism of its crackdown following the July 15 coup bid and warned relations were increasingly fragile as the bloc crafts a report on its stalled membership bid.

US top general Dunford visits Ankara

Ankara - The top US general Joseph Dunford on Sunday made a previously unannounced visit to Ankara for talks with his Turkish counterpart, the army said, as Kurdish-Arab forces launched an operation to capture the jihadist bastion of Raqa in Syria.

Turkey pro-Kurd party quits parliament over arrests

Istanbul - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party on Sunday said it was pulling out of parliament after nine of its MPs including the two co-leaders were arrested in an unprecedented crackdown.

Turkey minister calls EU envoys meeting after arrests criticism

Ankara - Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik on Sunday called all the bloc's envoys in Ankara for an unusual meeting, the ministry said, following searing European criticism of the arrest of pro-Kurdish MPs.

Kurds march against Erdogan in Germany, France

Frankfurt - Several thousand Kurds marched in the western Germany city of Cologne on Saturday in support of pro-Kurdish politicians jailed in Turkey the previous day.

Turkish court jails nine staff of opposition daily

Istanbul - An Istanbul court on Saturday remanded in custody nine staff from the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper, in an intensifying crackdown a day after the leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish party were also jailed.

Confusion over deadly Turkey bombing claims

Diyarbakir - Confusion reigned Sunday over who carried out an attack in Turkey that left 11 dead, with one source claiming it was the Islamic State but authorities insisting Kurdish militants were to blame.

Turkish lira hits new historic lows after Kurdish party crackdown

Istanbul - Turkey's embattled lira on Friday plunged to new historic lows in value against the US dollar as markets took fright at a new crackdown against its main pro-Kurdish political party.

Turkey jails 9 Kurdish party MPs, including leaders

Istanbul - Turkish courts on Friday formally arrested the two co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) as well as seven more of the party's MPs, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Demirtas: Kurdish figurehead, Erdogan's enemy

Istanbul - The co-leader of Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party Selahattin Demirtas has used his immense personal charisma to spearhead an unprecedented political breakthrough and become an arch rival of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, but is now mired in legal probl...

EU 'extremely worried' over Turkey's arrest of Kurdish MPs

Brussels - The EU is very concerned by Turkey's arrest of leaders and MPs from the country's main pro-Kurdish party and has contacted Ankara on the issue, the bloc's foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Friday.

Turkey detains Kurdish leaders as deadly blast hits southeast

Diyarbakir - Turkish police on Friday detained almost a dozen MPs from the country's main pro-Kurdish party, including its two co-leaders, as eight people were killed in a deadly car bombing blamed on Kurdish militants.

Turkey police detain Kurdish party leaders

Istanbul - Turkish police on Friday detained the two co-leaders of the country's main pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), and several other MPs in a major escalation of the crackdown in the wake of a failed July 15 coup.
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Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
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Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey as ISIS forces invade the Syrian town of Kobani
Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flee into Turkey as ISIS forces invade the Syrian town of Kobani
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21  2013
Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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A map of Greater Kurdistan showing Kurdish areas in Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran.
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A festival-goer holds the flag of a banned Kurdish organization.
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Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical weapons, Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop warned.
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Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
Kurdish fighters from Iraq and Turkey join battle against ISIS forces in Syria
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PROTEST: Turkish Kurds demonstrate against the ISIS siege of the Syrian city of Kobani last year on ...
PROTEST: Turkish Kurds demonstrate against the ISIS siege of the Syrian city of Kobani last year on the streets of Istanbul.
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On March 16, 1988, at the height of the Iraq-Iran war, at the direction of dictator Saddam Hussein, the Iraqi Air Force unleashed chemical warfare upon the Kurds, an ethnic group, in the Iraqi city of Halabja. At least 5,000 people were killed in that attack and many thousands more suffered permanent physical, emotional and mental disabilities
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Refugees of ISIS appear to have been able to escape ISIS terrorists. UNICEF photo.
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