Turkey, Iraq to take anti-PKK measures without delay: PM

9 01 2017

Turkey and Iraq will coordinate and take measures without delay against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) presence on Iraqi soil, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, while reiterating that Ankara would take necessary action to remove the PKKfrom Sinjar if Iraq and the Peshmerga do not.

“The PKK’s presence in Sinjar province is a matter of national security for Turkey. We have discussed this issue at length. Either the Iraq and Peshmerga forces will remove the PKK from there or Turkey will do whatever is necessary,” he told reporters late Jan. 8.
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PKK attacks AKP office in southeastern Turkey, wounds three policemen

30 10 2016

Outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants have attacked the local office of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the Kızıltepe district of the southeastern province of Mardin with bombs and rifles, wounding three policemen.

The militants held the bomb attack on the office 9:50 p.m. on Oct. 30.

Policemen taking guards in front of the office responded the gunfire by the militants after the bomb attack. Three of them were wounded in the clash, daily Hürriyet reported on its website.

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PKK seeking to infiltrate upcoming Mosul op: Ezidi MP

17 10 2016


An Ezidi lawmaker in northern Iraq’s Kurdish parliament on Friday warned that the PKK terrorist organization may attempt to involve itself in the upcoming campaign to retake the Daesh-held city of Mosul under the guise of Shia militia groups.

“The PKK wouldn’t dare to breach Mosul’s city center,” Sheikh Shamo told Anadolu Agency.

“But it may try to operate with the Hashd al-Shaabi in Tal Afar, which is close to Sinjar [west of Mosul], where it uses the threat posed by Daesh as a pretext to stay in the region,” he said.

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Germany: PKK member sentenced to over 3 years in prison

13 10 2016

By Cuneyt Karadag


A German court Thursday sentenced a man to three-and-a-half years in prison on charges of being a member of the PKK terrorist organization.

The Stuttgart state court said the suspect, identified only as Ali O. in line with German privacy rules, had also been running PKK finances in Europe since 2010.

Ali O. was detained in February 2015 in the city of Villingen-Schwenningen and first appeared in court that December.

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Syrian Democratic Forces is PKK’s ‘sheath': ex-official

28 09 2016


A former senior official of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has accused the group of being a “sheath” of the PKK terrorist organization.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency in an interview, Abdulkarim al-Ubaid, who spoke on condition that his location is not revealed, said though he served as a senior SDF executive, he did not have a say in the group’s decision-making process.

In October 2015, the PYD — the PKK’s Syrian wing — brought small groups of Arab fighters to form the SDF, promising to share weapons and logistics offered by the United States.

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10 soldiers killed in PKK attacks in Turkey’s southeast

26 09 2016

At least 10 Turkish soldiers were killed and seven others were wounded on Sept. 26 in two separate attacks by the militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeast.

Six soldiers were killed in an atack on a checkpoint in Şırnak, while four others were killed in a roadside bomb attack in Mardin’s Derik district.

PKK militants remotely detonated an explosive placed on the Kızıltepe-Derik motorway during the passing of a civilian-plated minibus carrying soldiers at around 9:20 a.m. near Tepedağ village.

Four soldiers were killed and another six were wounded in the attack, according to initial reports.
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PKK martyrs village guard in eastern Turkey

16 09 2016

PKK terrorists martyred a village guard in eastern Turkey on Friday, according to security sources.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media, said Ali Ogun was driving a village minibus when the PKK intercepted it in the Catak district of Van province.

The terrorists removed passengers and the driver from the minibus. Ogun was then taken away and martyred.

Ogun’s body was later taken to Catak State Hospital. An air-backed operation was launched to find the terrorists.

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Turkey prevented 229 PKK attacks, says deputy PM

7 09 2016

Turkey has prevented a total of 229 attacks by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) across the country, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Cankli announced on Sept. 7. Some 155 planned bombings were also prevented, according to Canikli.

“As a result of the efforts by our security forces and intelligence units, a total of 229 significant events were prevented,” Canikli told journalists after a cabinet meeting in Ankara, adding that 39 car bomb and 19 suicide bomb attacks targeting the country had also been prevented.

Six people killed in PKK car bombing in Turkey’s southeast: deputy PM

16 08 2016

A car bomb killed six people including four police officers and a child outside a police station in southeastern Turkey on Monday, according to senior government officials who blamed the attack on Kurdish militants.

Twenty-one people, some of the police officers, were wounded in the bombing on a busy road between the city of Diyarbakir, the region’s largest, and the district of Bismil, Deputy Prime Ministers Numan Kurtulmus said.

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Turkey Launches First Air strikes on PKK in Iraq Since Coup: State Media

20 07 2016

The Turkish armed forces have carried out their first air strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq since last week’s coup attempt, killing 20 fighters, state media reported Wednesday.

F-16 fighter jets late Tuesday hit targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, said the state-run Anadolu news agency, quoting security sources.

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