Tag: Kurdistan Workers’ Party

Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack

Thirteen Turkish soldiers killed, 48 wounded in car bomb attack

Thirteen soldiers were killed and 48 more were injured when a car bomb hit a bus transporting off-duty military personnel in the central Turkish city of Kayseri on Saturday, one week after a twin bombing targeted police in Istanbul. The blast is likely to further anger a Turkish public frustrated by a string of deadly […]

December 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
18 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey- 27 wounded

18 killed in PKK car bomb in southeast Turkey- 27 wounded

Oct 09, – Prime Minister Binali Yildirim gave the death toll during a press conference in Istanbul and condemned the attack. Kurdish militants detonated a car bomb Sunday outside a military checkpoint in southeast Turkey, killing ten soldiers and eight civilians, the prime minister said. Turkey immediately launched a military operation against the rebels in […]

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
2 bombers blow themselves up after police stop in Turkey

2 bombers blow themselves up after police stop in Turkey

Oct 08, – Governor Erkan Topaca said police, acting on a tip, launched an operation to catch a man and a woman who were suspected of planning a suicide car bombing in Ankara. They were hiding inside a hut at a horse farm in the district of Haymana, just outside of the capital. Two suicide […]

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
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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Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Car bomb attack in Turkey kills 11 police, 78 wounded

Aug  26, – The attack struck the checkpoint 50 meters (yards) from a main police station near the town of Cizre, in the mainly-Kurdish Sirnak province that borders Syria. A Kurdish militant suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden truck into a checkpoint near a police station in southeast Turkey on Friday, killing at least 11 police […]

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Turkish cities hit by deadly bombings blamed on PKK

Turkish cities hit by deadly bombings blamed on PKK

Aug  18, – Turkish leaders on Thursday accused the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) of waging three attacks in less than 24 hours that for the first time struck areas in the east that are not predominantly Kurdish. Suspected Kurdish rebels have carried out a wave of deadly bombings in Turkish cities in what appears […]

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Bomb attacks, cross-border fire kill 13 in southeast Turkey- sources

Bomb attacks, cross-border fire kill 13 in southeast Turkey- sources

Aug 11, – A PKK commander had warned at the weekend of fresh attacks, saying police “will not be able to live as comfortably as they did in the past in cities.” Bomb blasts in two cities in southeast Turkey killed nine civilians and wounded dozens on Wednesday, security sources said, and blamed the Kurdistan […]

August 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
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 […]

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
41 dead in Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS

41 dead in Istanbul airport carnage blamed on IS

Jun 29, – Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic on Tuesday evening as the attackers began shooting indiscriminately and then blew themselves up at the entrance to Ataturk airport, one of Europe’s busiest hus. Turkey pointed the finger of blame at Islamic State jihadists Wednesday after suicide bombers armed with automatic rifles attacked Istanbul’s […]

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