Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey’s political decision makers could have read the Arab Spring in a much different way.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Life was at a standstill yesterday in Diyarbakır, the biggest city and de facto political capital of the southeastern region, after the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) made a call to protest the security operations in Sivan and Lice districts. All shops were closed, buses and taxis were not working, and only a few people were on the streets
A group of elderly locals have been camping for over eight days in a mountainous area just outside the Lice district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, describing themselves “voluntary human shields trying to prevent our sons from getting killed.”
Three security personnel have died and nine others have been injured in multiple incidents over the past two days
Life in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır stood still on Aug. 26 after a call to protest recent security operations in two districts of Diyarbakır province
After three members of Turkey’s security forces were killed in the latest attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast, an indeterminate curfew went into effect starting from yesterday at noon in the Silvan district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The number of soldiers and policemen who have fallen in terrorism-related violence has exceeded 57 in the past 45 days.
A lieutenant colonel’s angry rebuke during the funeral ceremony for his soldier brother has been added to the increasing number of protests by mourners accusing President Erdoğan and the government over the spike in violence ahead of early elections in Turkey.
Some 127 zones in 15 provinces in eastern Turkey have so far been declared “temporary military secure zones,” amid tightened security measures against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacks
Four mayors in southeastern Turkey have been arrested for announcing their autonomy from Ankara in response to violent attacks by state forces during battles between the military and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The Turkish military has launched an aerial campaign and land operations against the outlawed PKK after militants from the group opened fire at gendarmerie forces guarding a hydroelectric plant in southeastern Turkey
One soldier has been killed in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır after outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants opened fire at gendarmerie forces guarding a hydroelectric plant while another army lieutenant also died in clashes in Şırnak.
Turkey’s Interior Ministry has launched investigations into 93 eastern municipalities held by the Democratic Regions Party (DBP) on charges of lending logistical support to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
PKK militants have also bombed the ruling AKP's headquarters in Diyarbakır and kidnapped 10 customs officials in the eastern province of Van
“They have not started the real fight yet,” my source told me. He was a man from Tunceli, in his 50s, once a leading member of a leftist group, now the founder of an NGO.
As many as 55 Turkish security personnel have been killed in terrorist attacks across Turkey over the past month, while the security forces have killed 771 militants from the outlawed PKK in operations within the country and in northern Iraq, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Aug. 21.
An Interior Ministry decree to reshuffle the police chiefs in Bingöl, Çorum, Aydın and Diyarbakır provinces was published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 20, Anadolu Agency has reported.
Some 23,939 cannabis roots and 146 kilos of hashish have been seized in a police operation in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
Ankara and Washington agree to a deal to clear ISIL out of a zone of northern Syria before handing the area to ostensibly moderate forces
Daily Hürriyet reporters have visited Silvan, a town in southeastern Turkey which became a war zone from ongoing clashes between security forces and the PKK. Militants use dummies, which appear to be victims of the clashes, as booby traps to target soldiers and police
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