Kurdistan Workers' Party

Kurdish rebels claim killing of Turkish ruling party official

Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the killing of a local politician from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party in the restive south-...

Eight reported dead after clashes in south-east Turkey

Three members of Turkey's security forces and five militants were reported killed in clashes in Hakkari, an area in the restive south-east recently experiencing intense conflict, broadcaster CNN...

Ten members of Turkish security forces killed in south-east

Clashes in restive eastern Turkey have left 10 members of the Turkish security forces dead, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, blaming the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Turkey assumes control of local authorities suspected of PKK support

Turkey has assumed control of local authorities in 28 municipalities, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday, effectively overriding the power of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP...

Turkey grants access to imprisoned PKK chief after hunger strike

The imprisoned head of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is to receive visitors again after a long period in isolation, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

Turkey suspends 11,000 teachers in Kurdish south east

More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey's south east have been suspended over suspected support of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), state new agency Anadolu reported Thursday, just over a week...

Hunger strikers in Turkey show support for imprisoned PKK leader

Fifty pro-Kurdish politicians and activists have begun a hunger strike in Turkey in support of Abdullah Ocalan, who leads the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an opposition party spokeswoman...

Turkey suspends thousands of teachers in Kurdish south east

Thousands of teachers in Turkey's south east are to be suspended over suspected support of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced on Thursday,...

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...

Fifteen Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish militants

Eight Turkish soldiers have been killed in clashes with Kurdish militants in the east of the country, local officials said Saturday.

Turkey launches airstrikes against Kurds in northern Iraq

Turkey has launched airstrikes against alleged targets of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, where the armed group has bases, the state-run Anadolu news agency reports.

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...

Syrian Kurds: An oppressed minority trying to carve out a homeland

The civil war in Syria has seen the Kurds, the country's long-oppressed minority, emerging as a powerful force, led by a leftist political party and its armed wing which have managed to get the...

Turkish opposition leader unharmed in convoy attacked, soldier killed

One soldier was killed and two injured when a convoy carrying the leader of Turkey's main opposition party was attacked Thursday in a rural, mountainous area of the country's north-east.

Turkey arrests novelist, journalist Asli Erdogan on terrorism charges

A Turkish court arrested novelist and journalist Asli Erdogan for alleged links to the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Hurriyet daily reported on Saturday, after she was questioned by...