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    1. July 20, 2016

      Turkey’s purge hurts the fight against Isis

      President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development party (AKP) have responded to last Friday’s...

    2. March 31, 2016

      A confident Erdogan belies the danger that Turkey faces

      In spite of his indignation at a song and video clip on German television satirising his autocratic and...

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    1. Turkey

      Turkey is steeling itself for elections in June that could determine its course for ye...
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    1. March 20, 2016

      Turkey faces growing number of terrorist foes

      The first warning shot in Turkey’s new and deadly war was a mortar. It landed inside Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport...

    2. February 25, 2016

      Kurds are now key to a Middle East solution

      The Kurds have never been as influential in the Middle East as they are today. They hold the balance of power in Iraq...

    3. December 1, 2015

      Turkey still sees Kurdish nationalism as bigger threat than Isis

      Turkey, a Nato ally and EU candidate-member at the crossroads of Europe and the Middle East and with Russia to its...

    4. November 28, 2015

      Unidentified gunman kills top Kurdish lawyer in south-east Turkey

      Prominent Kurdish lawyer Tahir Elciwas has been shot dead during a press conference in the south-eastern city of...

    5. November 1, 2015

      Syrian Kurds exploit Russian presence to strengthen hand

      They have been the most valuable ally to the US-led coalition against Isis in Syria — but now Syria’s Kurdish forces...

    6. October 27, 2015

      Kurdish party aims for electoral strike at Erdogan

      In June a fledgling alliance of the underdogs of Turkish politics — Kurds, leftists and women’s rights activists —...

    7. September 7, 2015

      Turkey retaliates after soldiers die in PKK attack

      Turkish aircraft have bombed sites in the country’s south-east mountains after at least 16 soldiers were killed in an...

    8. August 23, 2015

      Israel turns to Kurds for three-quarters of its oil supplies

      Israel has imported as much as three-quarters of its oil from Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish north in recent months,...

    9. August 2, 2015

      Bomb blast kills two Turkish soldiers and wounds dozens

      Two Turkish soldiers were killed early on Sunday in a suicide bombing on a military post at Dogubeyazit, near the Iran...

    10. August 1, 2015

      Turkey’s Kurds watch fragile peace slip away

      Istanbul’s Gazi neighbourhood owes its very existence to the conflict that has smouldered for the last 30 years between...

    11. July 29, 2015

      Oil pipeline latest casualty of rising tensions in Turkey

      A pipeline carrying crude from Iraqi Kurdistan to the Mediterranean was blown up in south east Turkey on Wednesday in...

    12. July 26, 2015

      Turkey calls Nato meeting over militant violence

      Turkish jets took to the air late on Sunday in what local media reported was a third night of air strikes on bases used...

    13. July 25, 2015

      Turkey expands air strikes against Isis to include Kurdish separatist bases

      Turkey has conducted a second night of air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or Isis in...

    14. May 31, 2015

      Turkish leftist leader gambles in poll bid to thwart Erdogan

      If the voters who back his party next weekend look like the attendees of his rallies, Selahattin Demirtas’s gamble to...

    15. April 15, 2015

      Opinion: ‘For Turkey and its Kurds, endgame is out of reach’

      “The dice just roll one way for us — and that is a 6-6,” a Kurdish politician commented over glasses of tea a few...

    16. March 21, 2015

      Pro-Kurdish party seeks breakthrough in Turkey elections

      The leader of Turkey’s outlawed Kurdish rebels has redoubled his call for an end to armed conflict, as the political...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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