Friday June 23rd 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Kurdistan Workers’ Party’

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

Kurds Close to Declaring Autonomy from Syria

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Kurdish militants clashed on Tuesday with members of the Jabhat al-Nusra (Al Nusra Front) fighters in Syrian-ruled Kurdistan, killing at least four members of the al-Qaeda affiliate as local Kurds prepared to set the stage for an autonomous region. Gunfire also spilled over the border into the nearby town of [...]

Öcalan Says Talks an historic Step, Urges Caution

Öcalan Says Talks an historic Step, Urges Caution

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), called talks with Turkish officials aiming to halt a decades-long conflict a “historic step” and urged all sides involved to show “care and sensitivity.” His brief message was conveyed Saturday by three pro-Kurdish legislators [...]

PKK Expected to Announce Ceasefire

PKK Expected to Announce Ceasefire

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Freedom fighters in Turkish-occupied northern Kurdistan are expected to announce a halt to their insurgency against Ankara in February, according to the timetable drafted during fledgling negotiations aimed at ending a 28-year-old uprising. The Hurriyet daily reported that as an initial confidence-building step, [...]

Turkey Kills 4 Kurdish Rebels in Clashes

Turkey Kills 4 Kurdish Rebels in Clashes

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Turkish occupation forces killed four Kurdish rebels on Tuesday during clashes that have raged on despite recent peace negotiations between Ankara and Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The four PKK guerrillas were killed in the Midyat district of Mardin province in [...]

Thousands Attend Funeral for Murdered Kurdish Activists

Thousands Attend Funeral for Murdered Kurdish Activists

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Thousands of people squeezed onto the streets of Diyarbakir on Thursday to escort the bodies of Sakine Cansiz, Fidan Dogan, and Leyla Soylemez - the three Kurdish activists shot dead last week at their office in Paris. The women's coffins were covered in the red, green, and yellow of the Kurdish flag and driven slowly [...]

3 Kurdish Activists Killed in Paris

3 Kurdish Activists Killed in Paris

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Three female Kurdish activists, reportedly including one of the founding members of a militant separatist group, were shot dead in what authorities called an "execution" in central Paris. The slayings prompted speculation that the long-running conflict between Kurdish insurgents and Turkey was playing out on French [...]

PKK Suspected in Strike on Turkish Police

PKK Suspected in Strike on Turkish Police

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Suspected Kurdish rebels detonated a landmine along a highway in Turkish-occupied northern Kurdistan on Sunday, killing eight police officers and wounding nine. The attack occurred in Bingol province, where the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) actively resists Turkey's occupation of the Kurdish homeland. Video posted [...]

PKK Captures 3 Turkish Soldiers

PKK Captures 3 Turkish Soldiers

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is believed to have captured three Turkish soldiers in the province of Diyarbakır on Tuesday, Turkish officials said. Diyarbakır Governor Mustafa Toprak said the group had blocked off the Lice-Bingol highway near the Ergin village and abducted the three soldiers, who were traveling by [...]

Kurdistan Fighting Intensifies

Kurdistan Fighting Intensifies

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Six Turkish soldiers, two state militiamen and 11 Kurdish resistance fighters were killed when the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attacked military outposts in Turkish-occupied northern Kurdistan, security sources said on Sunday. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused unnamed foreign countries of backing the [...]

Turkish Assault Kill 22 Rebels

Turkish Assault Kill 22 Rebels

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Twenty-two Kurdish resistance fighters were killed by Turkish forces over the last three days, the CNN Turk television website reported on Tuesday. The attack on members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), including heavy bombardment by helicopters and war planes, took place on the outskirts of the town of [...]

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