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Erdogan rejects international criticism over opposition arrests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rejected international criticism of his government over the arrest of politicians from the opposition pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP...

West slams arrest of Turkish opposition leaders

Western countries on Friday condemned the arrest of nine parliamentarians from Turkey's main pro-Kurdish opposition party, as the government continues its crackdown on dissent.

Ankara: Eight killed in car bombing after arrests of pro-Kurdish MPs

The Turkish government said at least eight people were killed in the Kurdish-majority city of Diyarbakir on Friday in a car-bomb attack that came hours after the arrests of pro-Kurdish legislators...

Turkey appoints trustee to run Kurdish city amid new detentions

An unelected Turkish bureaucrat will run the affairs of the south-eastern Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, the government announced Tuesday, taking the place of a pair of elected mayors arrested on...

Attacks in Turkey's south-east as Kurds protest removal of mayors

Four Turkish soldiers were killed Thursday in the restive south-east in clashes with militants, while tensions mount with the local Kurdish population over the arrest and removal of elected mayors...

Protests, internet outages in south-east Turkey after mayors detained

Protests and internet outages were reported in south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday, a day after the co-mayors of the Kurdish metropolis of Diyarbakir were taken into custody.

Turkish authorities arrest mayor of Diyarbakir

The mayor of Diyarbakir, a major city in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish south-east, has been detained on suspicion of terrorist support, according to state news agency Anadolu.

"Only voters can remove us," says defiant Kurdish mayor in Turkey

The Turkish government has fired 24 pro-Kurdish district mayors in the south-east, alleging that they were aiding the banned PKK, and replaced them with trustees loyal to Ankara. The move has...

Turkey says it will pump billions in stimulus money to Kurdish east

The eastern provinces of Turkey that are hurting economically from the ongoing clashes between Turkish forces and Kurdish fighters will receive 10 billion lira (3.3 billion dollars) in aid, the...

Pro-Kurdish television channel taken off the air in Turkey

The pro-Kurdish Ozgur Gun news channel said Tuesday it was taken off the air in Turkey, though it continues to operate in the country and broadcasts online.

No injuries following grenade attack on Diyarbakir airport

The airport in the city of Diyarbakir in south-east Turkey was attacked with grenades during the night, with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suspected of being behind the attack, DHA...

Six killed by car bomb targeting police in south-east Turkey

Four police officers and two civilians were killed by a car bomb in south-eastern Turkey Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, as conflict in the area shows no signs of abating

At least seven killed, 54 injured in two explosions in Turkey

At least seven people were killed and 54 wounded in two explosions in south-eastern Turkey allegedly carried out by the Kurdistan Workers' party (PKK), media reports and government sources said...

Over 20 reported injured in bomb blast near police station in Turkey

A car bomb blast injured 23 people near a police building in south-eastern Turkey, local media reported.