Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have detonated explosives during the passage of a cargo train in the Bağıvar neighborhood of the Sur district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır
A total of eleven outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in operations in the southeastern provinces of Bitlis and Diyarbakır
A court has ruled for Special Forces Commander Lt. Gen. Zekai Aksakallı to testify as a witness in the case into the killing of anti-coup soldier Ömer Halisdemir, who has been idolized for his resistance during a raid on the Special Forces Command in Ankara.
The opposition has slammed the ruling party over the termination of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary status, even as the prime minister hinted at further dismissals.
HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, who is currently under arrest, was sentenced on Feb. 21 to five months in prison on charges of "insulting the state and its institutions,” while the party’s Diyarbakır Deputy İdris Baluken was arrested for a second time in Ankara
Ongoing operations in areas of the southeastern province of Mardin are proceeding “within legal boundaries,” the local governor’s office has claimed amid growing concern following allegations of human rights abuses in one village
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ, who has been in jail for three months on terror charges, has lost her parliamentary status for a prison sentence she received in a previous case
The trial for the killing of a Turkish anti-coup soldier, who has been idolized for his resistance during a raid on the Special Forces Command in Ankara before he was killed by coup plotting soldiers, has started.
A deputy from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has asked Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım to inform the public on alleged human rights abuses by security forces in a village in the southeastern province of Mardin
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.
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