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August 22, 2017

Kurdish

Turkey condemned over Kurdish lawmaker arrests, as car bomb kills nine

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkish authorities arrested the leaders of the country’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party in a terrorism probe on Friday, drawing European and U.N. condemnation of a widening crackdown on dissent under President Tayyip Erdogan. Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), were jailed pending trial after being

Three Turkish soldiers killed, 14 others wounded in PKK attack in the southeast-army

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Three Turkish soldiers were killed and 14 others were wounded on Sunday in an armed attack by Kurdish militants during a military operation in the southeastern town of Nusaybin, Turkey’s army said in a statement. Turkey’s largely Kurdish southeast has been hit by waves of violence in clashes between government security forces