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PKK blamed for deadly bombings in southeast Turkey

Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine people and wounded 38 on Wednesday. Security sources are blaming the Kurdistan Workers Party known as the PKK.

Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine people and wounded 38 on Wednesday. Security sources are blaming the Kurdistan Workers Party known as the PKK.

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Turkey: soldier killed and dozens injured in Diyarbakir truck bomb

A Turkish soldier has been killed and dozens injured in a truck bomb in Diyarbakir province in the southeast of the country. Thirty-nine soldiers and

A Turkish soldier has been killed and dozens injured in a truck bomb in Diyarbakir province in the southeast of the country. Thirty-nine soldiers and

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Syrian Kurdish party denies Ankara attack

As the funerals for the 28 soldiers who died in Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack in Ankara take place, Turkey is on the offensive. The Turkish

As the funerals for the 28 soldiers who died in Wednesday’s suicide bomb attack in Ankara take place, Turkey is on the offensive. The Turkish

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Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkish 'genocide'

Protests against Turkey in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region turned violent on Sunday (Feb.7) as demonstrators called for the United Nations to

Protests against Turkey in Iraq’s northern Kurdish region turned violent on Sunday (Feb.7) as demonstrators called for the United Nations to

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Turkish PM cancels meeting with 'violent' pro-Kurdish HDP

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmed Davutoglu has cancelled a meeting with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which had been planned for next

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmed Davutoglu has cancelled a meeting with the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which had been planned for next

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Erdogan vows to continue fight against PKK

Fighting continued in the Turkish town of Cizre Wednesday, as government forces shelled buildings they say were being used by the outlawed Kurdistan

Fighting continued in the Turkish town of Cizre Wednesday, as government forces shelled buildings they say were being used by the outlawed Kurdistan

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Clashes in Nusaybin in south eastern Turkey

Police fired tear gas as clashes broke out in the south eastern Turkish district of Nusaybin. They happened after a group of deputies from the

Police fired tear gas as clashes broke out in the south eastern Turkish district of Nusaybin. They happened after a group of deputies from the

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Turkey: PKK announces end of ceasefire

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK, said on Thursday it was calling off a month-long ceasefire. The announcement came a day after Turkey’s

The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the PKK, said on Thursday it was calling off a month-long ceasefire. The announcement came a day after Turkey’s

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Hundreds of French Kurds stage demonstration in Paris

Hundreds of people from the French Kurdish community have turned out for a demonstration in Paris. They are protesting against the attack by

Hundreds of people from the French Kurdish community have turned out for a demonstration in Paris. They are protesting against the attack by

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Turkish strikes on PKK in Iraq put peace process at risk

Turkish forces have launched airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. It comes amid fresh attacks on ISIL targets in Syria.

Turkish forces have launched airstrikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq. It comes amid fresh attacks on ISIL targets in Syria.

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Why Turkey and the PKK are resuming a conflict

Turkish Air forces have expanded their cross border operations to Iraq and hit several PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases. The PKK responded by

Turkish Air forces have expanded their cross border operations to Iraq and hit several PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) bases. The PKK responded by

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Militant jihadist group ISIL pose a new threat in the Middle East

It emerged as an offshoot of al-Qaeda and was reinforced by the chaos generated by the civil war in Syria. In 2014 the self-styled Islamic State

It emerged as an offshoot of al-Qaeda and was reinforced by the chaos generated by the civil war in Syria. In 2014 the self-styled Islamic State

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Peshmerga assault frees Yazidis trapped for months on Mount Sinjar

In Iraq’s Kurdistan region a two-day military assault by Peshmerga forces has helped free hundreds of minority Yazidi people who have been trapped on

In Iraq’s Kurdistan region a two-day military assault by Peshmerga forces has helped free hundreds of minority Yazidi people who have been trapped on

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Kurdish peshmerga forces clash with ISIL in Kirkuk

ISIL insurgents clashed with Kurdish peshmerga forces south of Iraq’s strategic oil city of Kirkuk late on Tuesday (November 25) and continuing into

ISIL insurgents clashed with Kurdish peshmerga forces south of Iraq’s strategic oil city of Kirkuk late on Tuesday (November 25) and continuing into

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The children getting an education in a war zone

According to a recent paper by UNESCO, half of the 57 million children currently out of school live in conflict zones. Despite urgent calls by the

According to a recent paper by UNESCO, half of the 57 million children currently out of school live in conflict zones. Despite urgent calls by the

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Standing firm: the Kurds' frontline battle with ISIL

Deserted streets in a desolate town, Makhmour, shows all the signs of a community on the frontline. Lying between Mosul and Kirkuk in north central

Deserted streets in a desolate town, Makhmour, shows all the signs of a community on the frontline. Lying between Mosul and Kirkuk in north central

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Kurdistan asks West to sustain, expand support to fight ISIL

For months, only the Kurds have been fighting Islamic State radicals (ISIL) on the ground, first in Iraq, also in Syria, notably in Kobani. Without

For months, only the Kurds have been fighting Islamic State radicals (ISIL) on the ground, first in Iraq, also in Syria, notably in Kobani. Without

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Growing anger on Turkish-Syrian border about ISIL advance

Turkish government forces have clashed with Kurd protesters on the Turkish-Syrian border, where there is growing anger about the advance of

Turkish government forces have clashed with Kurd protesters on the Turkish-Syrian border, where there is growing anger about the advance of

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Fresh terror warning from ISIL against westerners

A spokesman for militant group Islamic State (ISIL) has issued a statement urging the group’s followers to attack civilians in countries fighting to

A spokesman for militant group Islamic State (ISIL) has issued a statement urging the group’s followers to attack civilians in countries fighting to

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Third British hostage paraded by Islamic State militants

A new video has emerged of a British national believed to be missing journalist John Cantlie, allegedly held hostage by Islamic State (ISIL)

A new video has emerged of a British national believed to be missing journalist John Cantlie, allegedly held hostage by Islamic State (ISIL)

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Kurds call for help to fight Islamic State in northern Iraq

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq are calling for more support from the United States in their fight against Islamic State militants. The

Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq are calling for more support from the United States in their fight against Islamic State militants. The