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Kurds' ambitions add explosive element to Syria equationupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 13:03:00

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.

Fighting in southeastern Turkey leaves 19 dead, report saysupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 06:42:00

Fighting between Kurdish rebels and government troops in southeastern Turkey killed more than a dozen people over the weekend, according to the semi-official Anatolia news agency.

Turkish security forces kill 15 PKK rebelsupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 13:58:00

Fifteen Kurdish militants were killed in a village raid by Turkish security forces, provincial officials said Saturday.

24 soldiers killed in attack in Turkeyupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 15:03:00

Twenty-four soldiers were killed and 18 injured during an attack early Wednesday morning in southeastern Turkey, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Wedding guests caught in crossfireupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:24:00

Wedding guests scramble for cover as police and suspected Kurdish militants exchange gunfire in southeastern Turkey.

7 killed in clashes between Turkish troops, Kurdish rebelsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2011 14:24:00

Seven people were killed in a series of clashes between police and suspected Kurdish militants in southeastern Turkey that sent guests at a wedding party scrambling for cover, an official said Monday.

Turkish fighter jets attack rebels in northern Iraqupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 22:01:00

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.

PKK claims responsibility for blast at Turkish gas pipelineupdated: Sun Aug 14 2011 03:07:00

A separatist rebel group has claimed responsibility for an explosion at a gas pipeline that runs from Iran to Turkey.

Turks march in protest of Kurdish rebel groupupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 15:28:00

Hundreds of people marched in central Istanbul Sunday to protest the Kurdish separatist group PKK killing 13 Turkish soldiers during an ambush Thursday in southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Funerals planned for 13 Turkish soldiers killed in 'terror' ambushupdated: Fri Jul 15 2011 15:03:00

Authorities planned funerals Friday for 13 Turkish soldiers killed in what the NATO secretary general condemned as a "terrorist attack" in a southeastern province.

Six alleged Kurd militants seized in Franceupdated: Tue Dec 07 2010 14:06:00

Six suspected members of a Kurdish militant group were seized Tuesday in southern France, government authorities said.

Suicide bomb injures 32updated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:47:00

Police may have been the target of a suicide bombing that wounded at least 32 people in Turkey.

Kurdish splinter group issues claim for Istanbul bombingupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 08:47:00

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 officials identify Istanbul suicide bomberupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 14:13:00

Turkish authorities have identified the man who they say detonated explosives in busy square in downtown Istanbul on Sunday morning, killing himself and wounding at least 32 people.

Turkish authorities release photo of suspected bomberupdated: Mon Nov 01 2010 11:10:00

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.

32 injured in apparent suicide bombing in Turkeyupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 21:51:00

At least 32 people were wounded, five seriously, in an apparent suicide bombing in the center of Istanbul on Sunday, police said.

PKK denies role in deadly mine blastupdated: Thu Sep 16 2010 16:35:00

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.

Explosion derails Turkish cargo trainupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 09:56:00

Eight cars of a cargo train in eastern Turkey were derailed Monday by a mine believed to have been planted by Kurdish militants, according to Turkey's state railway company.

Explosion derails part of Turkish cargo trainupdated: Mon Aug 02 2010 08:55:00

Eight cars of a cargo train in eastern Turkey were derailed Monday by a mine believed to have been planted by Kurdish militants, according to Turkey's state railway company.

Kurdish rebel group claims responsibility for gas pipeline blastupdated: Wed Jul 21 2010 12:19:00

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.

3 Turkish soldiers, 12 Kurdish rebels killed in attacksupdated: Tue Jul 06 2010 10:58:00

Three Turkish soldiers and 12 Kurdish rebels died in two separate clashes in southeastern Turkey Monday night, Turkish military announced Tuesday.

Iraq rejects Turkish plea for intervention against rebelsupdated: Sat Jul 03 2010 09:56:00

The Iraqi government on Friday said it rejected Turkey's calls for intervention in its conflict with the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

Bus carrying Turkish military bombed in Istanbul, kills 5updated: Tue Jun 22 2010 09:57:00

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.

Turkish military says Kurdish rebel attacks increasingupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 09:35:00

Turkey is experiencing an increasingly bloody summer of fighting as Kurdish rebels have intensified the frequency and range of their attacks, the Turkish military says.

Turkish warplanes pound Kurdish rebel targets in Iraqupdated: Thu May 20 2010 13:28:00

Turkish warplanes launched a series of cross-border air raids against suspected Kurdish separatist fighters in northern Iraq on Thursday, Turkey's semi-official Anatolian News Agency reported.

Italy terror arrestsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 11:40:00

Italian police detain suspects with alleged terrorism links to PKK Kurdish separatists.

11 held in Italy over alleged PKK training campsupdated: Fri Feb 26 2010 11:40:00

Police arrested 11 people in central and northern Italy on Friday on suspicion of recruiting Kurds to join the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK -- the outlawed separatist group fighting for a homeland in southeastern Turkey.

Banned Kurdish party may boycott Turkish parliamentupdated: Sat Dec 12 2009 11:53:00

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.

Turkey: 40 people held in operation targeting Kurdsupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 06:58:00

Turkish police have arrested more then 40 people in a large-scale operation across 12 provinces in southeastern Turkey. The police are targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, according to the official Anatolian news agency.

Turkey bombs suspected Kurdish rebel targets in Iraqupdated: Fri Mar 13 2009 14:58:00

Turkish warplanes bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Thursday, a military spokesman said Friday.

Bombings across Iraq kill dozensupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 07:11:00

Militants in three Iraqi cities set off deadly explosions Monday, killing at least 39 people, government officials said.

Iraqi PM meets with Turkish envoy on rebelsupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 13:54:00

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 hits Kurdish rebels twice in two daysupdated: Mon Oct 13 2008 10:16:00

Turkey on Monday bombed suspected Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq for a second day, an Iraqi official told CNN.

Turkey launches more strikes on Kurdish rebels in Iraqupdated: Sun Oct 12 2008 17:30:00

Turkey launched another round of airstrikes against Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq on Sunday, an Iraqi official said.

Inside the PKKupdated: Fri Oct 10 2008 05:55:00

CNN's Arwa Damon gets an exclusive inside look at a Kurdistan Workers Party camp in northern Iraq.

Female fighters: We won't stand for male dominanceupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 23:33:00

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.

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebelsupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 13:19:00

Turkey's military launched airstrikes Monday on Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, according to the PKK, or Kurdistan Workers' Party.

Inside the PKK's hidden campsupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 20:43:00

CNN's Arwa Damon gains access to the PKK camps deep in Northern Iraq's mountains.

Turkish troops bomb northern Iraq after PKK clashesupdated: Sun Oct 05 2008 20:43:00

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.

Turkey: 15 soldiers killed by Kurd rebelsupdated: Sat Oct 04 2008 14:11:00

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.

Nine Turkish soldiers killed in mine blastupdated: Mon Aug 11 2008 09:55:00

A bombing in eastern Turkey on Monday killed nine soldiers and wounded two others, the state news agency said, citing a provincial governor's office. Who Was Behind the Turkish Blasts?updated: Tue Jul 29 2008 11:00:00

While some suspect Kurdish rebels for Sunday's bombings in Istanbul, the timing suggests more ominous possibilities

Kurdish rebels release German hostagesupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 15:53:00

Three Germans kidnapped by Kurdish rebels in Turkey were released Sunday after more than a week in captivity.

Turkish incursion targets PKKupdated: Tue Jul 15 2008 08:20:00

Turkey has launched a ground offensive into northern Iraq to root out Kurdish rebels. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

Turkey bombs Kurdish rebels in Iraqupdated: Fri May 02 2008 11:33:00

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight, Kurdish rebels and the Turkish government said Friday.

Pair of bombs kills 53 in Baghdad, officials sayupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 16:25:00

Fifty-three people were killed and 125 were wounded in two bomb attacks Thursday evening in a Baghdad commercial district, an Interior Ministry official said.

Turkish troops shell northern Iraqupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 11:08:00

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.

U.S. pressures Turkeyupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 14:59:00

The U.S. says that Turkey's incursion into Iraq should be over 'as quickly as possible.' CNN's Sasha Herriman reports.

Iraq incursion finished, Turkey saysupdated: Fri Feb 29 2008 14:59:00

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.

Turkey sends more troops into Iraqupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 12:14:00

Turkey's armed forces stepped up their offensive against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq on Wednesday amid rising diplomatic tensions between Baghdad and Ankara.

Turks claim 41 rebels killed in Iraq missionupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 02:58:00

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.

Turkey: 35 Kurd rebels killedupdated: Sun Feb 24 2008 03:01:00

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.

Turkey launches major Iraq incursionupdated: Sat Feb 23 2008 04:25:00

Turkish troops backed by air support attacked Kurdish rebels Friday in northern Iraq, the Turkish military said. Why Turkish Troops Are Back in Iraqupdated: Fri Feb 22 2008 13:00:00

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

Turkish warplanes bomb Kurd villagesupdated: Mon Feb 04 2008 12:19:00

Turkish warplanes bombed three villages Monday in a mountainous area of northern Iraq near where the borders of Iraq, Iran and Turkey meet, according to a Turkish military statement.

U.S. labels Kurdish group as terroristupdated: Fri Jan 11 2008 08:38:00

The United States has designated a Kurdish militant group in Turkey as a terrorist organization, the State Department said. Hitting the Kurds from All Sidesupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 14:50:00

The latest Turkish operation in Iraqi Kurdistan has reminded the Iraqi Kurds that they have few friends except the U.S.

Turkish planes hit Iraqi Kurdish villagesupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 09:31:00

Turkish aircraft bombed two Kurdish villages inside northern Iraq on Wednesday, a spokesman for Iraqi Kurdish regional security forces said.

Bush sees 3-way fight against PKKupdated: Wed Dec 26 2007 04:27:00

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.

Turkish troops move into Iraqupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 23:18:00

Some 300 Turkish troops are said to have crossed into northern Iraq, as CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.

Turkey: U.S. helped in PKK attackupdated: Wed Dec 19 2007 23:18:00

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.

Turkish military claims PKK lossesupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 22:24:00

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 condemns Turkish attacksupdated: Tue Dec 18 2007 03:57:00

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. Turkey's US-Backed Strike in Iraq updated: Mon Dec 17 2007 16:00:00

The Turkish military's air strike against Kurdish rebels had the advantage of US military cooperation and intelligence

Turkey hits PKK in northern Iraqupdated: Sun Dec 16 2007 08:35:00

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.

Iraq-Turkey tensionsupdated: Sat Dec 01 2007 22:40:00

The Turkish government is allowing its military to carry out cross-border operations. CNN's Tim Lister explains.

Turk warplanes target Iraq villageupdated: Tue Nov 13 2007 10:22:00

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. Turkish Hostages Called Traitorsupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 10:10:00

After being held hostage and then released, the eight Turkish soldiers have now been detained in their home country and face charges Filling Bush's Diplomatic Dance Cardupdated: Wed Nov 07 2007 23:00:00

German Chancellor Merkel caps a big week for foreign visitors -- who are finding Bush's political woes a good opportunity

Turkey, Iraq meet on PKKupdated: Tue Nov 06 2007 10:32:00

CNN's Zain Verjee reports from the Iraq Neighbors Conference, where Kurdish PKK attacks on Turkey are a big topic.

U.S., Turkey to share intelligence on Kurdish rebel groupupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 18:39:00

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. The Turkish Are Coming! Oh, They're Already Hereupdated: Mon Nov 05 2007 16:00:00

Turkish threats against Iraqi Kurdistan are more bark than bite Erdogan Talks Turkey in Washingtonupdated: Sun Nov 04 2007 13:00:00

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

Iraq to take action against PKKupdated: Sat Nov 03 2007 19:56:00

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. Kurd Leader Defies Turkish Threats updated: Fri Nov 02 2007 18:00:00

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani says his forces will not move against the PKK separatists that are battling Turkey

Kurdish troops move toward Turkeyupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 22:24:00

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.

Iraqi diplomat: No progress in Iraq-Turkey talksupdated: Fri Oct 26 2007 21:35:00

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. Behind Turkey's Kurdish Problem updated: Wed Oct 24 2007 15:00:00

Viewpoint: Autonomy for the Kurds remains a red line for Ankara, but a policy built on fear simply spawns more fear

Turkish planes bomb Kurdish rebelsupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 11:06:00

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.

Turkey 'can't wait forever' on PKKupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 22:29:00

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.

Turkey losing patienceupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 21:56:00

The Turkish prime minister indicates he's not willing to wait forever. CNN's Phil Black reports

U.S. 'full-court press' against Turkish incursionupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 21:56:00

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.

Iraq: Kurdish rebels to declare truceupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 14:08:00

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. Turkey's War Drums Grow Louderupdated: Mon Oct 22 2007 10:00:00

After Kurdish separatists strike again, one U.S. ally appears to be moving closer to attacking another

U.S. urges restraint after Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with PKKupdated: Sun Oct 21 2007 22:12:00

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. Bracing for a Turkish Strike in Iraqupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 14:00:00

Turkey moves closer to cross-border raids against Kurdish PKK fighters. But would prefer the Iraqis to shut them down

Iraq: No plans to take on Kurdish rebelsupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 08:19:00

The Iraqi army has no plan to deploy its soldiers near the rugged Turkish-Iraqi border to take on the Kurdish rebels targeting Turkey, and Iraqi authorities are satisfied with the efforts by the Iraqi Kurdish regional authorities to deal with the militants there, a top Iraqi military official told CNN Wednesday.

Iraqi PM to Turks: Refrain from 'military solutions' to attacksupdated: Mon Oct 15 2007 21:24:00

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.

PKK's decades of violent struggleupdated: Thu Oct 11 2007 07:25:00

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.

U.S. urges Iraq to move against Kurdish separatists updated: Mon Oct 08 2007 22:31:00

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.

Turkey urged over Iraq battle planupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 07:11:00

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.

Turkey's battle plan could threaten northern Iraqupdated: Thu May 24 2007 14:08:00

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.

Turkey blast was 'suicide attack'updated: Wed May 23 2007 07:41:00

A suicide bomber was behind the rush-hour blast that tore through an Ankara shopping district Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding at least 100 others, the governor of Ankara said Wednesday.

Turkish forces battle Kurd rebelsupdated: Thu Apr 12 2007 12:11:00

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.

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