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    1. November 2, 2014

      Ankara’s talks with Abdullah Ocalan enter perilous phase

      On a prison island off the coast of Istanbul, sits a man Turkey’s government hopes can put the country’s troubled Kurdish...

    2. October 23, 2014

      Chaos in Syria and Iraq revives Kurds’ nationalist ambitions

      It is historically and geographically insignificant. Yet the besieged Syrian city of Kobani is playing a central role in...

    1. October 22, 2014

      Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan backs peace talks with Turkey

      The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers party, the banned group that has battled the Turkish state for 30 years, has...

    2. October 20, 2014

      Turkey opens corridor for Kurdish fighters to relieve Kobani

      Turkey has yielded to US pressure and opened its territory for Kurdish fighters to relieve the besieged Syrian Kurdish town...

    3. October 17, 2014

      Kurdish clashes endanger Turkey peace process

      The Islamist militant slid a sheaf of photos across the table – pictures of beaten and burnt corpses, taken nearby in the...

    4. October 14, 2014

      Erdogan’s final chance to make peace with the Kurds

      Through all the mayhem engulfing the Middle East, Turkey long looked to be an anchor of stability, a beacon of moderate and...

    5. October 12, 2014

      Iraqi Kurds send aid to help Syrian counterparts fight jihadis

      Leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan’s two main political factions declared on Sunday that they have dispatched weapons, equipment and...

    6. October 9, 2014

      West pushes for Turkish intervention to save Kobani

      Islamist insurgents were on Thursday regaining momentum in the battle for Kobani, as clashes with Kurdish fighters erupted...

    7. September 26, 2014

      Isis advances on Syrian Kurdish enclave despite air strikes

      Jihadi militants pushed to close in on a Syrian Kurdish enclave near the Turkish border, fighting for advances on the ground...

    8. June 26, 2014

      Turkey pushes to end long conflict with Kurds

      Ankara has begun a new push to resolve the country’s bloody Kurdish conflict before presidential elections where the...

    9. January 30, 2014

      Syria’s Kurds initiate experiment in self-rule

      The long-oppressed Kurdish minority in Syria has begun an experiment in self-rule that will shake up the balance of power in...

    10. June 3, 2013

      Kurdish militants open fire on Turkish troops near Iraq border

      ISTANBUL, June 3 (Reuters) – Kurdish militants opened fire on Turkish troops in southeast Turkey near the border with Iraq...

    11. May 8, 2013

      PKK begins formal withdrawal from Turkey

      The militant Kurdish group that has fought a bloody conflict with Turkey for three decades has begun a formal withdrawal...

    12. April 25, 2013

      PKK fighters to withdraw from Turkey into Iraq

      The military leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, which has battled Turkey for three decades, has announced...

    13. beyondbrics

      March 26, 2013

      Turkey: the economic consequences of a peace with the Kurds

      Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Funja Guler in Ankara At least John Maynard Keynes waited a year after the conclusion of World...

    14. March 24, 2013

      Israel and Turkey eye ties on Syria

      The prospect of a reconciliation between Turkey and Israel has paved the way for closer co-operation on Syria and removed a...

    15. March 21, 2013

      Kurdish leader Ocalan declares ceasefire

      Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the armed Kurdish group that has battled Turkey for 30 years, has called on his organisation...

    16. March 19, 2013

      Kurdish deal would fuel Turkey’s goals

      President Lyndon Baines Johnson used to say he had one great skill – an understanding of power, “where to look for it and...

    17. March 13, 2013

      PKK frees eight Turkish hostages

      The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party has released a group of Turkish hostages, in a widely expected step towards a...

    18. February 21, 2013

      Deadlock broken over peace talks with PKK

      Turkey’s government and its Kurdish interlocutors have broken a lengthy deadlock over peace talks, raising expectations that...

    19. January 28, 2013

      Erdogan displays his more moderate side

      Is it a case of the suddenly moderate Recep Tayyip Erdogan? In recent weeks, the often confrontational Turkish prime...

    20. January 21, 2013

      Kurdish man named over activist murders

      A French court has placed under formal investigation for murder a Turkish Kurd who was a driver for one of three Kurdish...

    21. January 10, 2013

      Three Kurdish women shot dead in Paris

      Three Kurdish women activists have been shot dead in Paris in an execution-style killing that Turkish commentators...

    22. January 1, 2013

      Turkey opens disarmament talks with PKK

      Turkey has opened disarmament talks with Abdullah Ocalan, the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers party (PKK), according...

    23. November 19, 2012

      Turkey to hold talks with Kurdish rebels

      Ankara – Turkey opened the door to talks with Kurdish militants it brands terrorists on Monday, raising hopes of a push to...

    24. November 18, 2012

      Turkish Kurd prisoners end hunger strike

      Kurdish militants in Turkish prisons have ended a 68-day hunger strike following a call to end the protest by Abdullah...

    25. November 6, 2012

      Turkey offers concession to Kurds

      Turkey sought to head off a spiralling political crisis on Tuesday by promising greater legal rights for Kurdish defendants,...

    26. September 27, 2012

      Turkey’s PM signals Kurdish rebel talks

      ISTANBUL, Sept 27 – Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan signalled that new talks between the state and Kurdish militants...

    27. September 24, 2012

      Turkey’s conflict with Kurds adds to challenges

      Now was supposed to be the time when Turkey’s politicians addressed the country’s biggest problem: the Kurdish conflict, in...

    28. September 17, 2012

      Turkish business chief criticises Erdogan

      Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, has clashed with the head of the country’s biggest business confederation in...

    29. September 5, 2012

      Erdogan brands Syria a ‘terrorist state’

      Turkey has labelled Syria a terrorist state, as Ankara struggles to deal with two problems in its borderlands – the...

    30. August 22, 2012

      Analysts link PKK upsurge to Syrian war

      Turkey’s leaders gathered on Wednesday for the funerals of nine people killed by a truck bomb, as commentators depicted the...

    31. August 20, 2012

      Car bomb kills eight in Turkey

      A car bomb a senior Turkish politician blamed on Kurdish separatists exploded near a police station in a city near Turkey’s...

    32. August 9, 2012

      Turkey’s nightmare

      Turkey is watching its deepest fears become reality on its southern border. As Kurdish forces take control of towns across...

    33. August 1, 2012

      Turkey meets Kurds over Syria chaos

      Turkey’s foreign minister held talks in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq on Wednesday amid mounting fears in Ankara that...

    34. July 27, 2012

      Turkey alarmed by strength of Syrian Kurds

      In the tumult of last week as rebels advanced on Damascus and Aleppo, the hoisting of the Kurdish flag in a handful of towns...

    35. June 19, 2012

      Eight Turkish troops killed in PKK attack

      Eight Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by the Kurdistan Workers’ party, or PKK, on Tuesday in what many...

    36. June 10, 2012

      Syria risks military strikes, warns Hague

      Britain’s foreign secretary on Sunday refused to rule out a western military intervention in Syria, after clashes in...

    37. February 9, 2012

      Turkish spy chief summoned over PKK talks

      A power struggle within the Turkish government has been laid bare by a court summons for the country’s intelligence chief...

    38. October 20, 2011

      Attacks spur Turkish incursion into Iraq

      Turkey has undertaken its biggest incursion into Iraq for years in response to the death of 24 soldiers at the hands of...

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