Kurdistan Workers' Party

Kurdish armed organization

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Kurdistan Workers' Party: Kurdish armed organization
The Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK is a Kurdish militant and political organization based in the Kurdish regions of Turkey and Iraq. Since 1984, the PKK has been involved in an armed conflict with the Turkish state, with the initial aim of achieving an independent Kurdish state. The Kurdistan Workers' Party is designated as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States, the European Union, Australia and Japan.


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2 Turkish soldiers killed in North Iraq

2 turkish soldiers killed in north iraq
Two Turkish soldiers were killed in an attack by PKK terrorists in a cross-border anti-terror operation area in northern Iraq, according to the Turkish...
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Turkey says it hits 500 Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq

Turkish forces have hit more than 500 Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq as part of an operation in the region against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the Defence Ministry said on Thursday.
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Turkish warplanes strike Kurdish targets in northern Iraq

Turkey's Defence Ministry said its warplanes struck Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq's Haftanin region on Wednesday, the second such operation launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party..
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Swiss court blocks extradition of alleged PKK functionary to Germany

A Swiss court blocked the extradition to Germany of an alleged regional leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), ruling that German authorities had not made enough of a case against the man whose..
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Turkish court acquits novelist accused of PKK ties

turkish court acquits novelist accused of pkk ties
ISTANBUL - An Istanbul court acquitted novelist Asli Erdogan on Friday of charges of terrorist group membership, in one of a series cases which have fuelled concern among European Union states and..
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Exclusive: U.S. halts secretive drone program with Turkey over Syria incursion

The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, four U.S. officials told Reuters.
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Timeline: Turkey’s military operations in Iraq and Syria

Turkey's armed forces have conducted several large-scale military operations over the decades in northern Iraq and northern Syria against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Syrian Kurdish YPG militia..
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Removal of Kurdish mayors prompts fears of wider crackdown on Turkey's opposition

removal of kurdish mayors prompts fears of wider crackdown on turkey's opposition
Turkey’s interior minister warned the mayor of Istanbul and other critics to keep quiet about the removal of elected officials in the country’s Kurdish southeast, adding to concerns about a..
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Turkish police detain 418 people in Kurdish militant probe: ministry

Turkish police have detained 418 people in 29 provinces in an investigation targeting suspects with links to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.
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Jailed PKK leader says he is ready for solution with Turkish state: statement

Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan said he is ready for a solution on the Kurdish issue and that he could stop the conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants within a week,..
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Turkey says it 'neutralized' 34 PKK militants in air strikes on July 17-19

Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday it had "neutralized" 34 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq in air strikes on July 17-19.
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Turkish soldier killed, six wounded in operation in Iraq's north

A Turkish soldier was killed and six wounded on Friday in an operation in northern Iraq during clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the Turkish defense ministry said.
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Two Turkish soldiers killed in attack by Kurdish militants: ministry

Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants launched an attack on a Turkish military vehicle in southeast Turkey on Tuesday, killing two soldiers and wounding another, the country's defense ministry said.
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Kurdish militant leader tells Kurds to stay neutral in Istanbul election

The imprisoned leader of the Kurdish militant group PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called on supporters of a pro-Kurdish political party to remain politically neutral ahead of a local election in Istanbul this..
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