Turkey conducts airstrikes on Kurdish militant bases in Syria and Iraq following Istanbul bombing

Turkish warplanes carried out air strikes on Kurdish militant bases in northern Syria and northern Iraq on Sunday, destroying 89 targets, Turkey’s defence ministry said, in retaliation for a bomb attack in Istanbul that killed six people one week ago. The strikes targeted bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Syrian Kurdish… Read More Turkey conducts airstrikes on Kurdish militant bases in Syria and Iraq following Istanbul bombing

Six dead, twenty-two suspects arrested following bomb attack at shopping street in Istanbul

Turkey’s government blamed Kurdish militants on Monday for a blast that killed six people in Istanbul’s main shopping street, and said police had detained 22 suspects, including the person suspected to have planted the bomb. State broadcaster TRT released footage of police escorting a woman, the main suspect, from an apartment after an overnight raid.… Read More Six dead, twenty-two suspects arrested following bomb attack at shopping street in Istanbul

At least three dead, several injured as Turkish airstrike hits refugee camp in Iraq

A Turkish air strike killed at least three people on Saturday at a camp for displaced people in northern Iraq, said Rashad Kelali, a Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party official. The strike on the camp housing thousands of Kurdish refugees from Turkey took place three days after Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan warned Iraq that Turkey… Read More At least three dead, several injured as Turkish airstrike hits refugee camp in Iraq

Turkish prosecutors indict Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, several others over 2014 Kobani protests

Turkish prosecutors have prepared an indictment against 108 people, including jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, in connection with protests triggered by a militant attack on the Syrian town of Kobani in 2014, state media said on Wednesday. Last week, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Turkey must release Demirtas – already charged with terrorism-related… Read More Turkish prosecutors indict Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, several others over 2014 Kobani protests

European Court of Human Rights rules for immediate release of Turkish Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas

The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Turkey must immediately release prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, saying the justification for his four years in prison was a cover for limiting pluralism and debate. The Grand Chamber of the ECHR said Demirtas – who is charged with terrorism-related offences – had had his… Read More European Court of Human Rights rules for immediate release of Turkish Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas

Seventeen injured as bomb explosion hits military vehicle in southeast Turkey

Explosives planted by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants ripped through a Turkish military vehicle traveling through southeast Turkey on Monday, wounding 17 soldiers, the military said. The vehicle was passing through the Yuksekova district of Hakkari province, which borders Iran and Iraq, when the blast occurred, the army said, adding the wounded were immediately taken… Read More Seventeen injured as bomb explosion hits military vehicle in southeast Turkey

Twenty-six people detained over car bomb attack in Turkey

Turkish authorities detained 26 people over a car bomb attack in the southeastern town of Viransehir, the provincial governor’s office said on Saturday. A vehicle loaded with explosives was remotely detonated late on Friday in the garden of a housing complex for judges and prosecutors, killing a child and wounding 17 people. A security guard… Read More Twenty-six people detained over car bomb attack in Turkey