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Airport in Turkey's southeast hit by rocket fire: report

Istanbul - Kurdish militants on Saturday fired four rockets at the airport in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir, without causing casualties, the Dogan news agency said.

Turkey PM vows retaliation after 'vile' Cizre attack

Istanbul - Turkey on Friday vowed to retaliate after a suicide truck bombing by suspected Kurdish militants in the southeastern town of Cizre, which killed at least 11 police officers.

11 Turkish police killed in bombing blamed on PKK

Istanbul - Eleven Turkish police officers were killed and 70 people injured Friday in a car bombing blamed on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, as Turkey's army pressed an offensive against a Kurdish militia in neighbouring Syria.

Kurd advance angers Turkey, Washington's impossible ally

Washington - As Turkish troops ostensibly hunting Islamic State (IS) group fighters shelled a US-backed Kurdish militia inside Syria, analysts warned that Ankara's alliance with the West is at stake.

Turkey enters Syria to halt Kurds: analysts

Birut - Turkey's decision to send troops into Syria is a last-ditch bid to prevent the realisation of its worst nightmare: the creation of a "Syrian Kurdistan", analysts say.

Why has Turkey launched an operation against IS in Syria?

Ankara - Turkey launched its most ambitious operation of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying it targeted the double threat from Islamic State extremists and Syrian Kurdish militias.

Syria regime, Kurds agree truce in Hasakeh

- Regime forces and Kurdish fighters agreed on Tuesday to a truce in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh after a week of clashes, a Kurdish official and Syrian state media said.

Kurds deny Hasakeh truce deal agreed with Syria regime

Tanriverdi - Syria's military said Sunday a truce deal has been reached with the Kurds in the flashpoint city of Hasakeh, but a Kurdish source said it has yet to be finalised.

Turkey PM says Syria regime starting to see Kurds as threat

Istanbul - Damascus has understood that Kurds in northern Syria have become a threat after regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in the country's northeast late last week, Turkish premier Binali Yildirim said Saturday."This is a new situation...

Syrian warplanes fly over flashpoint city despite US warning

- Syrian government warplanes took to the skies again Saturday over the flashpoint northeastern city of Hasakeh, despite a US warning against new strikes that might endanger its military advisers.

Syrian regime jets hit Kurdish positions, even after US warning

- Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria for a second day, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground.

Four dead in bomb attack on army convoy in southeast Turkey

Ankara - Three soldiers and a local guard were killed on Thursday in an attack on a Turkish military convoy in the town of Bitlis in the country's troubled southeast, state-run media reported.

Syria regime aircraft hit Kurd-held area for first time

- Syrian government aircraft bombed Kurdish positions in the divided northeastern city of Hasakeh on Thursday, the first such strikes against a Kurdish-held area of Syria, an AFP correspondent reported.

12 dead in spate of Turkey attacks blamed on PKK

Ankara - Twelve people were killed in a spate of bombings against Turkish security forces blamed on Kurdish rebels who appear to have ramped up their campaign of attacks in the aftermath of the failed coup.

Three killed, 40 wounded in PKK car bomb attack in eastern Turkey

Istanbul - Three people were killed and 40 more wounded on Thursday in a car bomb attack in Turkey's eastern city of Van carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, a local official said.

Turkey court shuts down pro-Kurdish newspaper

Ankara - A Turkish court on Tuesday ordered the temporary closure of a newspaper accused of links with Kurdish militants and spreading terrorist propaganda.

PKK bombing kills 7 near Turkey's Diyarbakir

Diyarbakir - Five Turkish police officers and two civilians were killed on Monday in a car bombing outside the southeastern city of Diyarbakir blamed on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels, the government said.

Kurdish journalist killed in northern Iraq fighting

- An Iraqi Kurdish reporter was killed and another wounded on Sunday during a military operation against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq, officials said.

Twin PKK bomb attacks kill eight in southeast Turkey: official

Diyarbakir - At least eight people, mostly civilians, were killed on Wednesday in two separate bomb attacks targeting police blamed on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in Turkey's southeast, officials said.

Twin PKK attacks kill 4 Turkish soldiers: report

Ankara - Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed four Turkish soldiers Sunday in two separate attacks, local media reported.

Toll rises to 8 dead in deadliest PKK attack since Turkey coup

Ankara - Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the country's restive southeast, the army said Saturday, raising the toll from the deadliest such attack on the military since the failed coup.

Turkey Kurdish leader 'against both coup and Erdogan'

Ankara - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party strongly opposes the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but will keep up its opposition to the "oppression" of the Turkish strongman, its leader says.

Even after Turkey coup, no end in sight for PKK bloodshed

Istanbul - Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants are locked in a grinding conflict with no end in sight even after the botched coup, following a year of renewed fighting that has sown death and devastation in Turkey’s southeast.

Turkey launches first air strikes on PKK in Iraq since coup: state media

Istanbul - The Turkish armed forces have carried out their first air strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq since last week's coup attempt, killing 20 fighters, state media reported Wednesday.

Seven killed in two PKK attacks in Turkey

Kizilay - Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed six Turkish soldiers and a village guardsman in two separate attacks on Sunday, the army said.

Organiser of Ankara suicide attack killed: Turkish official

Ankara - An organiser of a deadly suicide attack in Ankara in February that left at least 28 people dead has been killed in counter-terror operations in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey, a Turkish official said on Friday.

Car bomb 'kills 10' in Kurdish-held Syrian border town

Birut - A car bomb killed at least 10 people on Wednesday in a Syrian town near the Turkish border held by US-backed Kurdish-led forces, a monitoring group said.

IS snipers, car bombs await U.S.-backed fighters in Syria's Manbij

Sham - As a knot of US-backed Syrian fighters advanced gingerly into the Islamic State group bastion of Manbij, the crack of a jihadist sniper round forced them to take cover behind a bullet-riddled wall.

Three suspects remanded over Istanbul attack: Report

Istanbul - Three suspects held over an attack in Istanbul this week claimed by Kurdish rebels that left 11 dead have been remanded in custody, the Dogan news agency reported Saturday.

Kurdish rebel group TAK claims Istanbul bombing

Istanbul - Militant Kurdish group the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK) on Friday claimed a car bombing in the centre of Istanbul that killed 11 people, warning foreign tourists that Turkey was no longer safe for them to visit.
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Refugees of ISIS appear to have been able to escape ISIS terrorists. UNICEF photo.
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Kurds celebrate the announcement of a ceasefire between the PKK and Turkey on March 21, 2013
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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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