Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Making U.S.-Turkey relations great again?

Relations between Turkey and the United States have always been dynamic and reflective of the historical moment in time

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Two Turkish soldiers killed in Sirnak in clash with PPK

Turkish soldiers clashed with Kurdish militants in a rural area of southeast Turkey near the Iraqi border on Friday morning, the armed forces said. The firefight occurred around 9.30 am (0630 GMT) in the Uludere district of Sirnak …

412 suspected PKK terrorists detained in Turkey

412 suspected PKK terrorists detained in Turkey

Anti-terror operations were conducted in 21 Turkish provinces, leading to the arrest of 412 suspects from the PKK terrorist organization and its umbrella structure, the KCK, the country's Ministry of the Interior said. Police also …

 Powerful explosion hits Turkey#039s Diyarbakir - media

Powerful explosion hits Turkey's Diyarbakir - media

An explosion in a police compound in Turkey's southeastern city of Diyarbakir wounded several people, the Dogan news agency reported. A police source said the explosion appeared to have taken place in a vehicle repair section of the …

PKK claims responsibility for attack on Turkish security forces

PKK claims responsibility for attack on Turkish security forces

Military wing of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) claimed responsibility for the attack on Turkish security forces in the east of the country, press release of the organization says. It is reported that on April 6, PKK …

Turkish warplanes kill eight PKK militants

Turkish warplanes kill eight PKK militants

Turkish F-16 warplanes launched air strikes on Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, killing eight of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighters, a provincial governor's office said. PKK militants had opened fire on …

Three soldiers killed in mine explosion in Turkey#039s Sirnak

Three soldiers killed in mine explosion in Turkey's Sirnak

Three Turkish soldiers were martyred and five were wounded on Tuesday, in a roadside bomb blast by the PKK in the Gabar Mountain region of Şırnak, Turkey. The soldiers were targeted by members of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party …

 PKK releases footage of attack against Turkish security forces

PKK releases footage of attack against Turkish security forces

The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) released a footage of two sabotage actions carried out in the east of the country against the Turkish army and law enforcers. Earlier, there were no official reports of these attacks. According to …

Cavusoglu: Turkey will continue to fight against terrorists

Cavusoglu: Turkey will continue to fight against terrorists

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in Izmir that Turkey will continue to fight the PKK both inside the country and abroad. "Operations against terrorists will continue in northern Iraq, and if necessary …

Erdogan: Terrorists to have no relief

Erdogan: Terrorists to have no relief

Members of terrorist organizations will no longer have any relief in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said March 30 during an opening ceremony in the southeastern province of Mardin which has suffered through …

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey refuses to liberate Raqqa alongside PYD

Turkey will not join a campaign to liberate Raqqa from ISIL if it involves the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD), Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said. "Turkey will also …

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Refusal of Turkish authorities from holding political rallies in Germany will not be the last problem

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

Turkish soldier killed in clashes with PKK

One Turkish soldier was killed and four were wounded in an armed attack by PKK militants at the Gerkitepe Base defense zone in the district of Çukurca in southeastern Hakkari province, the Daily Sabah reported with reference to the Turkish …

The West#039s desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West's desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West must acknowledge that what Mr. Erdoğan represents will be part and parcel of Turkey's future

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

Large-scale anti-terrorist operation ends in Turkey’s Diyarbakır

A major operation launched against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants was finalized after 16 days in Turkey’s southeastern provinces on March 21. At least 7000 members of the security forces attended the …

Two soldiers killed in Turkey#039s Mardin

Two soldiers killed in Turkey's Mardin

Two Turkish soldiers were killed in a bomb explosion this morning in Mardin, southeast Turkey, the Dogan News Agency reported. Suspected Kurdish rebels on Wednesday detonated explosives on a highway on a highway linking the cities of …

Turkey says will hit Kurd militia in Syrian Manbij if they stay

Turkey says will hit Kurd militia in Syrian Manbij if they stay

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday Turkey would strike against U.S.-backed Kurdish YPG militia in Manbij if they advanced into the Syrian city and found them present, according to NTV …

Yildirim: constitutional changes to put an end to terrorism

Yildirim: constitutional changes to put an end to terrorism

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim vowed to put an end to terrorism in Turkey after the April 16 referendum on constitutional changes. "God willing, 'yes' will win [in the referendum] and the [Fetullah …

Why the battle for Manbij will make or break Trump#039s relations with Turkey

Why the battle for Manbij will make or break Trump's relations with Turkey

Ankara's plans for safe zone could see it fighting against US-backed allies in Syria

Erdogan says German journalist held in Turkey was agent and PKK member

Erdogan says German journalist held in Turkey was agent and PKK member

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded to Berlin's criticism of Turkey's arrest of a German journalist by saying Deniz Yucel was a "German agent" and a member of a militant Kurdish armed …

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey warns US against partnering with PYD

Turkey is continuing discussions with the U.S.-led coalition and Russia over possible scenarios on liberating Raqqa from Daesh

Two PKK leaders killed in Turkey - media

Two PKK leaders killed in Turkey - media

Turkish security forces killed two prominent PKK terrorists in the eastern Mardin province, its governorate said. Salih Kaplan, known as Soro, who had a 1.5 million lira ($410,000) price on his head, and Hacire Tanhan, coded …

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana

Police detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official. The suspect, Hamza …

Fikri Isik: Russia and Iran can#039t be excluded from Syrian process

Fikri Isik: "Russia and Iran can't be excluded from Syrian process"

Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik spoke about the regional role of Turkey and its relations with the West at the Munich Security Conference, held today. Isik noted that recently, a huge number of events happened in the …

 600 people detained in Turkey in operations targeting PKK - media

600 people detained in Turkey in operations targeting PKK - media

Turkish police detained almost 600 people in operations across Turkey targeting suspects linked with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, the Anadolu news agency reported. It said senior members of the group were among the …

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Clash with Iran helps U.S. turn to Turkey

Trump is aware of Turkey's strong presence in the Middle East as he focuses on determining the U.S.'s road map in the region

2 soldiers killed, 2 injured in anti-terror operations against PKK

2 soldiers killed, 2 injured in anti-terror operations against PKK

Two soldiers were killed; two others were injured during counter-terror operations against the PKK terrorists in eastern Bitlis province on Saturday, Daily Sabah reports. According to a statement released by the Bitlis Governorate, two …

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkey-Russia relations will not affect NATO ties

Turkish defense minister says NATO should fulfill its commitments to Turkey

 Turkey urges US to stop support extremists

Turkey urges US to stop support extremists

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin lashed out at the US military after it re-tweeted a statement by a Kurdish-dominated alliance it backs in Syria saying it had no links to Kurdish militants …

Turkey arrests 18 after Izmir bomb attack and alleges Kurdish PKK responsible

Turkey arrests 18 after Izmir bomb attack and alleges Kurdish PKK responsible

Kurdish militant group the PKK is responsible for a gun and car-bomb attack outside a court building in the city of Izmir that resulted in the death of two people, Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag said. Bozdag …