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

Seven killed, scores injured as bomb attacks rock southeastern Turkey

Two bomb attacks blamed on Kurdish militants killed seven members of the security forces and wounded 224 people in southeast Turkey on Thursday, officials and security sources said, in a renewed escalation of violence across the region. A car bomb ripped through a police station in the city of Elazig at 9:20 a.m. (0620 GMT)… Read More Seven killed, scores injured as bomb attacks rock southeastern Turkey