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Noisy US welcome as Erdogan defends hardline stance

Washington (AFP) – Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faced noisy protests Thursday as he confronted critics in Washington, defending his media crackdown & accusing the West of turning a blind…

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Over 100 dead as Turkey presses major offensive against PKK

Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) – The number of Kurdish rebels killed in a massive Turkish military offensive in the restive southeast has jumped to 102, a security source told AFP on…

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Turkish forces kill 23 Kurdish militants in southeast operation

Diyarbakir (Turkey) (AFP) – Turkish security forces have killed a total of 23 Kurdish militants in military operations inside two towns this week against suspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan…

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European rights body wants access to Turkish town

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The top European human rights body on Friday called on Turkey to allow independent observers into a mainly Kurdish town where a 24-hour curfew has been…

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Turkish military jets strike PKK targets after deadly militant attack

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey's military said on Monday its warplanes bombarded Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets overnight after the militants staged a deadly attack in which, one security source told…

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On prison island, Kurdish leader sidelined as peace unravels

Istanbul (AFP) – With a ceasefire between Turkey & Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in tatters, the man who could hold the key to restarting the peace process is sidelined…

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Turkey to boost security for energy infrastructure as PKK attacks rise

By Orhan Coskun & Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will deploy thermal cameras & horse-back patrols to heighten security around key oil & gas pipelines as Kurdish militant attacks…

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EU, US urge Turkey restraint amid PKK onslaught

Istanbul (AFP) – Europe & the United States on Tuesday urged Turkey to show a "proportionate response" in the face of daily attacks by Kurdish militants amid growing concern over…

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Forced to strike IS, Turkey gambles on attacking PKK

Istanbul (AFP) – Forced after months of hesitation to take decisive action against Islamic State jihadists, Turkey has seized the chance to moreover attack Kurdish militants in strikes that put…

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Turkey army blames PKK for deadly attack as truce unravels

Istanbul (AFP) – 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…

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