In the city of Qamishli, on Syria's border with Turkey, neither the forces of the Syrian regime nor the rebels of the Free Syrian Army are to be seen. But visitors say the Kurdish flag is very evident, and Kurdish fighters man checkpoints around the city.
Turkish security forces launched a wave of raids across the country on Friday, searching more than 100 locations and arresting dozens of people.
At least 25 people were wounded in northern Iraq in alleged "acts of sabotage" carried out by men who had been "instigated" by Muslim clerics, a Kurdish leader and local security officers said.
Turkish warplanes carried out a second night of airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, as deadly clashes erupted within Turkey between security forces and guerrilla fighters.
Turkish warplanes bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq's rugged mountains for a second consecutive night Thursday after an ambush on a southeastern Turkey highway killed eight soldiers and a government-employed guard, the semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported.
Turkish fighter jets attacked rebels from the Kurdish Workers Party Wednesday in northern Iraq in retaliation for an apparent ambush earlier in the day that killed at least eight Turkish soldiers, the semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported.
Opposition boycotts marred the swearing-in ceremony of Turkey's newly elected parliament on Tuesday.
Masked attackers burned tents of protesters overnight in the main city of Iraq's Kurdistan region, police said Sunday.
Clashes Saturday between police and protesters in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region left 14 people injured, according to a regional health official.
Iraqi Christians under siege by Islamic militants are welcome in the country's north, a Kurdish leader said Thursday, after a string of attacks that have killed dozens of the faith.
Police may have been the target of a suicide bombing that wounded at least 32 people in Turkey.
A splinter nationalist group from the Kurdistan Workers' Party has claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide bombing in Istanbul, Turkey, according to the group's statement on its website.
Turkish authorities reinforced police presence Monday around Istanbul's central Taksim Square, a day after a bomber detonated explosives there, killing himself and wounding 32 people.
A Kurdish separatist movement has denied involvement in a bombing Thursday that killed nine people in a southeastern Turkish province, an explosion that drew swift condemnation and a vow to respond from Turkey's prime minister.
Rebels from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) blew up a natural gas pipeline between Iran and Turkey Wednesday, a spokesman for the group said in an e-mail to CNN.
A fire at a hotel in northern Iraq killed at least 28 and wounded 22 others Thursday night, Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government said Friday.
The Iraqi government on Friday said it rejected Turkey's calls for intervention in its conflict with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.
A remote-controlled roadside bomb ripped through a bus transporting Turkish military personnel and their families to a gendarmerie paramilitary base in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Soldiers in helmets carried the flag-draped coffins Sunday of 11 Turkish soldiers killed in a single bloody day of fighting with Kurdish rebels.
Ahmed Hassan Rasul spent 10 years in the mountains of northern Iraq as a peshmerga guerilla, fighting for independence for Iraq's Kurds against the forces of Saddam Hussein.
Tensions between Turkey and the country's main Kurdish political party crackled further Saturday, with the group promising a boycott of parliament sessions a day after a court ruled to ban the movement.
In an elaborately choreographed ceremony broadcast live on television, the leaders of Iraqi Kurdistan began pumping oil from Kurdish-controlled oil fields in northern Iraq through a pipeline to neighboring Turkey.
The Kurdish region of Iraq has seen gains in human rights, but security forces "regularly abuse their authority" and women continue to be targets of violence, Amnesty International said Tuesday.
The second-highest ranking official in Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's political party resigned Saturday, along with four other high-ranking Kurdish politicians, officials said.
Militants in three Iraqi cities set off deadly explosions Monday, killing at least 39 people, government officials said.
Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon on Sunday to disperse thousands of Kurdish protesters demonstrating against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to Turkish media reports.
Turkish warplanes bombed two Kurdish rebel bases -- one in northern Iraq and one in Turkey -- on Friday, the Turkish military announced, according to CNN Turk.
A Turkish delegation led by the country's deputy foreign minister met with Iraqi leaders on Tuesday in Baghdad amid an increase in Turkish military strikes on suspected Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
Turkey on Monday bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq for a second day, an Iraqi official told CNN.
Turkey launched another round of airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Sunday, an Iraqi official said.
CNN's Arwa Damon gets an exclusive inside look at a Kurdistan Workers Party camp in northern Iraq.
The women line the mountainside, locked hand in hand in their green battle fatigues, and begin dancing. It's a victory dance, they say, that is routine after raids across the border on Turkish troops.
Turkey's military launched airstrikes Monday on Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, according to the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers' Party.
The Turkish military bombed PKK rebel targets Saturday in northern Iraq in response to clashes that left at least 15 Turkish troops dead, the PKK and the military said Sunday.
CNN's Arwa Damon gains access to the PKK camps deep in Northern Iraq's mountains.
Fifteen Turkish soldiers were killed in an overnight clash with Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey along the country's border with Iraq, President Abdullah Gul said.
Two United Arab Emirates based companies announced on Tuesday that they will be investing in the Iraq's autonomous region of Kurdistan.
Three Germans kidnapped by Kurdish rebels in Turkey were released Sunday after more than a week in captivity.
Iranian artillery shells rained down on villages in northern Iraq Wednesday where Kurdish rebels were thought to be operating.
Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight, Kurdish rebels and the Turkish government said Friday.
Turkish troops fired artillery shells into northern Iraq on Wednesday nearly a week after Turkey completed its eight-day ground offensive targeting Kurdish militants, an Iraqi official told CNN.
The U.S. says that Turkey's incursion into Iraq should be over 'as quickly as possible.' CNN's Sasha Herriman reports.
The Turkish military has pulled out of northern Iraq a week after launching an offensive against Kurdish rebels, the military said in a statement on its Web site.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he told Turkish leaders on Thursday that Ankara should end its offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq as soon as possible, but the U.S. made no threats to pull intelligence support for the operation if its NATO ally fails to comply.
The White House said Monday it is in "constant dialogue" with Iraq and Turkey about the Turkish military operation against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq.
Iraq wants the Turkish forces targeting Kurdish rebels out of northern Iraq "as soon as possible," according to government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh.
At least 35 Kurdish rebels have been killed in fighting in northern Iraq on Saturday, Turkey's military said Saturday as its offensive against the rebels came under criticism from Baghdad.
Turkish troops backed by air support attacked Kurdish rebels Friday in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said.
Analysis: A ground incursion aims to prevent separatist Kurdish fighters moving back into Turkey when spring comes. But Iraq's Kurdish leaders fear their own autonomy is under attack
The latest Turkish operation in Iraqi Kurdistan has reminded the Iraqi Kurds that they have few friends except the U.S.
Turkish aircraft bombed two Kurdish villages inside northern Iraq on Wednesday, a spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish regional security forces said.
CNN's Zain Verjee reports on the U.S. response to stepped up air strikes by Turkey in northern Iraq.
U.S., Turkish and Iraqi leaders all held talks Monday about Kurdish rebels using northern Iraq as a launchpad for cross-border attacks into Turkey.
Some 300 Turkish troops are said to have crossed into northern Iraq, as CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
Turkey's ambassador to the United States said Wednesday his country's air strikes this week against Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq were the result of real-time, actionable intelligence provided by the United States.
Turkey's military on Tuesday claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties on Kurdish rebels in weekend airstrikes on northern Iraq but denied Iraqi reports that its troops had mounted a cross-border raid earlier in the day.
Iraq's Kurdish regional government on Monday dispatched a team to survey the bombarded swath of northern Iraq where Turkish jets pounded targets identified as Kurdish separatist lairs and expressed concern that civilians have been caught in the crossfire.
The Turkish military's air strike against Kurdish rebels had the advantage of US military cooperation and intelligence
Turkish warplanes and long-range missiles attacked Kurdish rebel positions in the mountains of northern Iraq near the Turkish border early Sunday, according to Turkish military officials.
Turkish authorities on Friday took steps to ban the country's leading pro-Kurdish political party and expel several of its lawmakers from parliament on charges of separatism
An Iraqi Kurdish official said two Turkish military aircrafts crossed into Iraqi border space on Monday and dropped stun grenades on an uninhabited border area in an apparent attempt to locate targets there.
The United States will help Iraq and Turkey crack down on Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq, President Bush said Monday after meeting with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Turkish threats against Iraqi Kurdistan are more bark than bite
The Turkish Prime Minister comes to Washington with a slew of crises on his country's border with Iraq -- and the U.S., thanks to its own crises in the region, needs to make him happy
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki promised Saturday to smoke out Kurdish separatist rebels using Iraq as a base to launch attacks into neighboring Turkey.
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani says his forces will not move against the PKK separatists that are battling Turkey
A battalion of about 800 militia forces moved closer to the Turkish border over the weekend, according to U.S. military officials familiar with the latest information from the region.
An Iraqi diplomat said that no progress was made in talks with Turkish officials Friday in Ankara about the Iraqi-Turkey border situation and that the Iraqi delegation planned to head back home.
Turkey demanded the extradition of Kurdish rebel leaders based in Iraq's north on Friday, the Turkish deputy prime minister said Friday after meeting with an Iraqi delegation
Turkey's president on Thursday said his country's "patience has come to an end" over Kurdish rebels operating in Iraq, but a high-level Iraqi delegation started a mission in Ankara in an effort to keep Turkey from launching a full-scale cross-border offensive against the guerrillas.
Viewpoint: Autonomy for the Kurds remains a red line for Ankara, but a policy built on fear simply spawns more fear
Turkish warplanes and helicopter gunships have been bombing Kurdish separatist positions in Turkey along the Iraqi-Turkish frontier amid continuing diplomatic efforts to avert a major cross-border incursion by Turkish military forces.
Iraq's government Tuesday repeated a pledge to shut down offices of the Kurdish rebel movement that has triggered a border crisis with Turkey, but Turkey's prime minister said his government "cannot wait forever" for results.
With Turkish officials under pressure to strike at Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, U.S. President George W. Bush has told Turkey's president his administration will keep pressing Baghdad to clamp down on the rebels, the White House said Monday.
The Turkish prime minister indicates he's not willing to wait forever. CNN's Phil Black reports
Rebels from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, will announce Monday a unilateral cease-fire following a deadly attack on Turkish forces, a spokesman for Iraqi President Jalal Talabani told CNN.
After Kurdish separatists strike again, one U.S. ally appears to be moving closer to attacking another
The United States is urging Turkey to show restraint after Kurdish rebels attacked its forces on Sunday, killing at least 17 Turkish soldiers and wounding 16 others near Turkey's border with Iraq and Iran, according to Turkey's defense minister.
CNN's Nic Robertson finds a new generation of Kurds are being politicized.
Thousands of Kurds and their supporters poured into the streets of northern Iraqi cities on Thursday to protest the Turkish parliament's approval of cross-border raids into Iraq.
Turkey moves closer to cross-border raids against Kurdish PKK fighters. But would prefer the Iraqis to shut them down
The Turkish parliament has approved a military incursion into Iraq to take on Kurdish rebels.
Iraq on Tuesday urged Turkey to refrain from launching military action against Kurdish separatists based in Iraqi territory and called for urgent talks between the two nations to find a solution to the crisis.
Iraq's prime minister will hold emergency talks with his ministers Tuesday on the crisis with Turkey after the Turkish government asked for authority to launch cross-border raids against Kurdish separatists.
The militant fighters of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been engaged in a campaign of violence against the Turkish state for more than two decades with the goal of establishing an autonomous Kurdish homeland.
The Bush administration Monday condemned the recent attacks by Kurdish separatist guerillas in Turkey that left up to 27 soldiers and civilians dead and urged Iraqi authorities to take action.
(SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq) -- Iran closed major border crossings with northern Iraq on Monday to protest the U.S. detention of an Iranian official the military accused of weapons smuggling, a Kurdish official said.At least four border gates have been closed and one remains open, the governor of the Kurdish province of Sulaimaniyah, Dana Ahmed Majeed, told The Associated Press. The move threatens the economy of Iraq's northern region -- one of the country's few success stories.In Tehran, the public relations department in Iran's Interior Ministry said no decision had been taken to shut the border.But Kurdish authorities said the Iranians began shutting down the crossing points late Sunday near the border towns of Banjiwin, Haj Omran, Halabja and Khanaqin.The closings came four days after U.S. troops arrested an Iranian official during a raid on a hotel in Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad.U.S. officials said he was a member of the elite Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards that smuggles wea
Because Tehran has a bone to pick with the Kurds, who don't have many friends at all.
Blast in Kirkuk kills dozens
A suicide truck bomber ripped through a busy commercial district in Kirkuk on Monday afternoon, leaving a large crater surrounded by dozens of mutilated bodies, police and military officials said.
Turkey's top military commander urged his government's political leaders to make the guidelines clear if his forces are ordered across the Iraqi border to battle rebels with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), a prospect he suggested would be helpful.
If Turkish soldiers cross the border to go after radical Kurdish militants.Iran could also make a military move
After new Kurdish violence, the Prime Minister may defy the U.S. and order his troops to cross the border
The war drums are getting louder in Turkey, and they can be heard next door in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, and across the globe in Washington as well.
Turkish armed forces have begun a spring offensive against rebels with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ahead of an expected surge in militant activity, the head of Turkey's military said Thursday.
The Iraqi government said Tuesday that it will shut down the offices of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, in an effort to maintain good relations with Turkey.
Please note: This story was originally written for CNN.com in 1999 as part of the coverage of the trial of Abdullah Ocalan.
The Iraqi prime minister's office said Wednesday it is committed to Transitional Administrative Law, a document backed by Kurdish leaders and opposed by the country's top Shiite cleric in a dispute that could lead to a governmental crisis.
The British government said Tuesday it will conduct a probe into prewar intelligence on Saddam Hussein's weapons programs.
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