A senior figure from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) who was killed during an operation in southeastern province of Mardin on Feb. 17 had previously ordered a car bomb attack that killed two people at lodgings housing judicial personnel in Şanlıurfa later in the day, authorities have alleged
A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on Feb. 17 issued an arrest warrant for Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Diyarbakır deputy İdris Baluken following an appeal against his release in the case filed as part of a terror investigation, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Selahattin Demirtaş, the arrested co-chair of the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has requested his release from jail in a petition written to the Eighth Heavy Penal Court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
A couple living in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır’s Ergani disrict have named their new-born baby “Evet,” meaning yes in Turkish, to draw attention to the country’s April 16 referendum on the charter amendment, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Feb. 15
Representatives of Kurdish groups across the Middle East have met in Moscow on Feb. 15 to attend a conference on Kurds and their future
Turkish Cyprus aims to increase its share of the world tourism pie by promoting its natural beauty, sun, sea and sand, according to the country’s Tourism Minister Fikri Ataoğlu. ‘It is an extremely secure island. In fact, studies show that Northern Cyprus is even more secure than Southern Cyprus,’ says Ataoğlu
Over 1,000 people have been detained in a week since Feb. 6 in nationwide terror operations targeting various outlawed groups, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Feb. 13
A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has ruled that the killing of 19-year-old Medeni Yıldırım, who protested outside the building of a new police post in the Lice district in June 2013, was not sufficiently investigated.
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Following a two-week recess, Turkish lawmakers returned to their legislative duties on Feb. 7, as the four political parties also brought together their parliamentary groups
Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Ağrı deputy Leyla Zana was released after being detained by police on Feb. 8 in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Bicycles which were distributed by Turkey’s Health Ministry to encourage healthy living have been put up for sale on the internet, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Individual armed violence in Turkey rose by 7 percent in 2016 compared with the previous year, according to statistics from Umut Foundation.
A Diyarbakır court accepted indictments on Jan. 31 against opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, charging them with multiple counts of terrorism.
Prominent Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Meral Danış Beştaş was arrested on Jan. 31 as part of a terror probe launched in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
Opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers from the eastern province of Kars and southern province of Adana were arrested on Jan. 31, becoming the latest members of Turkey’s third-largest party to be incarcerated
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to travel 40 cities across Turkey to hold rallies during the campaign for the upcoming referendum and to “explain what constitutional changes will bring about for Turkey,” sources told daily Hürriyet over the weekend.
Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) spokesperson and Kars deputy Ayhan Bilgen was detained early on Jan. 29 at Ankara Esenboğa Airport as he was set to fly to Istanbul.
Footage of Ahmet Türk, the ousted and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, being brought to hospital in the eastern province of Elazığ has stirred debate among social media users and politicians due to accusations he was restrained in handcuffs despite his severe health condition.
The grave field in the ancient city of Dara in Mardin is set to open to visitors in this tourism season. Visitors will have a chance to travel back to the Roman era and see invigoration ceremonies
Turkey’s top 18 districts in terms of human development are from the country’s biggest cities of Istanbul, Ankara, Bursa and Antalya, while the 11 districts that scored lowest were in the east and southeast, an Istanbul-based foundation has revealed.
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