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

Turkish court sentences fourteen to life imprisonment over 2016 Besiktas bombing

A Turkish court on Friday sentenced fourteen people to life in jail without parole for involvement in twin bombings in Istanbul that killed dozens in December of 2016, state-owned Anadolu news agency said. The bombing was one of a series of attacks nationwide that began in mid-2015, at the start of around 1-and-half years of… Read More Turkish court sentences fourteen to life imprisonment over 2016 Besiktas bombing

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

Two dead, six injured as explosion occur outside courthouse in western Turkey

An explosion outside a courthouse in the Turkish Aegean city of Izmir has killed at least two people, including a police officer, and wounded several others, according to a statement by the governor of the city. Two attackers were killed in a gunfight with the security forces following the blast caused by a car bomb,… Read More Two dead, six injured as explosion occur outside courthouse in western Turkey

Bomb attack in Turkey leaves 13 soldiers dead, dozens injured

A car bomb killed at least 13 soldiers and wounded 56 when it ripped through a bus carrying off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday. President Tayyip Erdogan blamed the attack on Kurdish militants. The blast near a university campus comes a week after deadly twin bombings targeted police in… Read More Bomb attack in Turkey leaves 13 soldiers dead, dozens injured

Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks wedding venue in Turkey

At least 50 people were killed on Saturday when a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives among people dancing on the street at a wedding party in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep, the local governor’s office said. President Tayyip Erdogan said it was likely that Islamic State militants carried out the late-night attack, the… Read More Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks wedding venue in Turkey