Tag: PKK

News - Features
Germany welcomes Turkish academics 84 years after Atatürk did same for Jews fired by the Nazis

Turkish scholars fired from their jobs following a mass purge in Turkey have found an unexpected guardian angel in Germany. In a bizarre twist of fate, the Philipp Schwartz Initiative, launched last year and inspired by a German Jewish academic saved by Turks, is helping refugee researchers fleeing persecution in their home countries to find […]

News - Global
Europe refuses to extradite terror suspects to Turkey

Turkey’s domestic battle against multiple terrorist groups is being thwarted by its Western allies. Since 2007, Ankara has secured the extradition of just 12 of a possible 448 terror suspects currently residing in Europe. According to a report in Turkish daily Sözcü, most of those wanted by Turkey are accused of being members of the […]

News - Turkey
13 off-duty soldiers in Kayseri murdered in car bomb attack

A car laden with explosives crashed into a municipality bus carrying off-duty soldiers and civilians, killing 13 and injuring 56 in central Turkey. The attack took place at 8.45am local time this morning, just as the bus was by a bus stop that serves Kayseri’s Erciyes University campus, adding to the casualty toll. Turkey’s Interior […]

News - Turkey
Twin blast in Istanbul kills 38, injures 136 as Turkey declares day of mourning

The death toll continues to rise as the authorities confirm more casualties from the double bombing near Beşiktaş Football Club’s Vodafone Arena Stadium in central Istanbul last night. According to Turkey’s Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, 30 police officers and seven civilians are among the dead, with another of the victims yet to be identified. A […]

News - Turkey
Diyarbakır co-mayors Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı charged with terror offences

A promise by the ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) to clamp down on those suspected of supporting terrorism has extended to members of HDP (People’s Democratic Party) – Turkey’s third largest political party, known for its pro-Kurdish views. HDP’s Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı (pictured above), the co-mayors of Diyarbakır were arrested late on […]

News - Turkey
Rush hour car bomb kills 11 in Istanbul
 

A car bomb targeting a police bus has killed seven offers and four civilians, while injuring scores more. The explosion occurred in central Istanbul at rush hour this morning. At 8.35am, a bomb was detonated by a police station in Vezneciler, located in the city’s historic Fatih district, just as a bus carrying a riot […]

News - Turkey
Kurdish militants claim responsibility for Ankara bombing

The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK) – a militant youth wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – have claimed responsibility for Sunday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 37 people and injured 125 more. In an online statement, TAK said the attack was in revenge for military operations in the mainly Kurdish southeast of Turkey. […]

News - Turkey
Car bomb in Ankara kills 28, injures over 60
 

A car bomb has exploded in the Turkish capital this evening, killing at least 28 people and injuring 61 others. According to the Turkish authorities, the blast occurred some 300 metres away from Turkey’s military headquarters in Kızılay, in the heart of the city, during rush hour. It appears the bomb was deliberately detonated as […]

News - Turkey
PKK kills 30 in 48 hours as violence worsens in Turkey

A series of deadly attacks has rocked eastern Turkey, claiming the lives of sixteen soldiers and fourteen police officers in two days. On Sunday night, PKK militants set up an armed ambush by the village of Dağlıca in Hakkâri province, located near the border with Iraq. Bombs were remotely detonated just as two military vehicles […]