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2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

2 killed in car bombing in Turkish city, 2 attackers dead

Suspected Kurdish militants on Thursday opened fire at police who stopped them at a checkpoint in the western city of Izmir before detonating their explosives-laden vehicle, the province’s governor said. Gov. Erol Ayyildiz said preliminary indications pointed to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, which has carried out a string of attacks in the past […]

January 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Istanbul night club attacked during New Year party 39 killed, 70 wounded

Istanbul night club attacked during New Year party 39 killed, 70 wounded

Thirty-nine people, including many foreigners, were killed Sunday when a gunman went on a rampage at an exclusive nightclub in Istanbul where revellers were celebrating the New Year. As police launched a dragnet for the assailant, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the carnage sought to sow chaos and undermine peace, but Turkey would never bow […]

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Turkey kills 27 Kurdish militants as southeast violence escalates

Turkey kills 27 Kurdish militants as southeast violence escalates

Sep 03, – Turkey’s southeast has been scorched by waves of fighting following the collapse last year of a 2-1/2-year ceasefire between state and the outlawed PKK. Turkey’s military killed 27 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in the largely Kurdish southeast on Friday, the armed forces said in a statement, in a day of violence […]

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30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding attack in Turkey

30 killed, 94 hurt in wedding attack in Turkey

Aug  21, – Deputy Prime Minister Mehmet Simsek said the “barbaric” attack in the city of Gaziantep, near the border with Syria, on Saturday appeared to be a suicide bombing. Other officials said it could have been the carried out by either Kurdish militants or Islamic State group extremists. A bomb attack targeting an outdoor […]

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Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

Three killed, 40 wounded in car bomb near Turkish police station

Aug 18, – Police and ambulances were seen rushing in, according to another broadcaster, the privately owned Dogan news agency. Three people were killed and 40 were wounded when a car bomb exploded near a police station in Turkey’s eastern province of Van near the Iranian border on Wednesday, state broadcaster TRT said, citing the […]

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Twin PKK attacks kill 4 Turkish soldiers- report

Twin PKK attacks kill 4 Turkish soldiers- report

Aug  01, – Three soldiers were killed during a military operation in Ordu, located on the Black Sea coast in northeastern Turkey, the province’s governor said in comments carried by private Dogan news agency. Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) killed four Turkish soldiers Sunday in two separate attacks, local media reported. Irfan […]

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Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

Jun 08, – The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey’s biggest city this year. A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main […]

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Turkish military says killed 27 Kurdish militants in southeast

Turkish military says killed 27 Kurdish militants in southeast

Feb 12, – The army said 16 fighters of the banned Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been killed in Cizre, near the Syrian border. It said it had retrieved the bodies of another 24 militants killed earlier, along with rifles, machines guns and rocket launchers. Turkish security forces have killed 27 militants in the mainly […]

February 12, 2016 | By | Reply More
Curfew widened in southeast Turkey, clashes kill 23

Curfew widened in southeast Turkey, clashes kill 23

Jan 27, – Hundreds of locals, including children and the elderly, fled curfew-bound areas of Diyarbakir’s Sur district as gunfire and blasts resounded and police helicopters flew overhead, a Reuters witness said. Some people cried as they carried away possessions. Security forces killed 20 Kurdish militants in southeast Turkey while three Turkish soldiers died in […]

January 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Truck bomb attack by Kurdish militants kills six in southeast Turkey

Truck bomb attack by Kurdish militants kills six in southeast Turkey

Jan 14, – The overnight blast ripped the facade off the station in the small town of Cinar. A Reuters reporter saw nearby windows blown out, shop shutters mangled and streets covered in debris. Kurdish militants have attacked a police station in southeast Turkey with a truck bomb, killing six people including a baby and […]

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