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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. October 19, 2011

    Turkish troops pursue Kurdish militants

    Turkish troops have crossed over into Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish militants as Ankara vowed revenge for an attack that killed...

  31. October 19, 2011

    Turkey vows revenge for Kurdish attacks

    Turkey has vowed to wreak “great revenge” on Kurdish militants for the deaths of 24 policemen and soldiers on Wednesday as...

  32. September 20, 2011

    Ankara car bomb kills three

    A car bomb has killed three people in the Turkish capital, in what authorities said was apparently a terrorist attack. The...

  33. August 29, 2011

    Up to 160 Kurd rebels killed in Iraq strikes

    Turkey’s armed forces said on Monday some 145 to 160 Kurdish guerrillas were killed in the military’s air and artillery...

  34. August 22, 2011

    Turkish air strike kills 7 Iraqi civilians

    (Reuters) - Seven Iraqis were killed in a Turkish air strike in Iraq's semi-autonomous northern Kurdish zone on Sunday, a...

  35. August 17, 2011

    Seven Turkish soldiers killed in blast

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Aug 17 - Seven Turkish soldiers were killed and 11 wounded on Wednesday when their convoy was hit by a...

  36. June 13, 2011

    Kurd poll gains spur demands for autonomy

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s achievement in winning a third term in this weekend’s elections is almost matched by that of the...

  37. March 28, 2011

    Erdogan urges Assad to hasten reform

    Turkey’s prime minister has urged Syria’s government to act swiftly on its reform promises, seeking to use Ankara’s...

  38. November 1, 2010

    Kurdish rebels deny Istanbul suicide attack

    Turkey’s government and Kurdish rebels are seeking to limit the political impact of Sunday’s suicide bombing in Istanbul and...

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