Turkey releases 32 pro-Kurdish media employees: Sources

 Turkish authorities on Tuesday released 32 people working for Kurdish-language media detained overnight in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, local sources said.

Two Turkish soldiers, 34 Kurdish militants killed: Security sources

Two Turkish soldiers and 34 Kurdish militants have been killed in an attack and subsequent clashes, Turkish security sources said on Friday, in the latest fighting between security forces and Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) guerrillas.

Turkish soldier killed in Kurdish rebel attack: Security source

A Turkish soldier was killed in southeastern Diyarbakir province in a new attack blamed on the rebel Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK), a security source said.

Turkish jets target PKK, state media says 20 militants killed

Turkish warplanes bombed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) positions in southeast Turkey on Wednesday after one soldier was killed in the area, the army said, and state media reported 20 militants were killed in the air strikes.

Turkish court arrests British reporters on `Islamic State terror` charges

A court in Turkey`s Kurdish-dominated southeast Monday remanded in custody on terror charges two British journalists working for US-based media outlet Vice News, in a case that has sparked fresh concern about press freedoms.

Blast at Syria`s Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple

A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria`s ancient Palmyra raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East`s most treasured heritage sites.

Kurds take 10 villages from Islamic State in north Iraq

Kurdish forces backed by US-led coalition airstrikes drove Islamic State militants out of 10 villages in Iraq`s Kirkuk province on Wednesday in an offensive to secure their territory to the north, Kurdish military sources said.

Islamic State attacked Kurds in Iraq with chemical weapons?
Islamic State attacked Kurds in Iraq with chemical weapons?

In an alarming situation, it is now being suspected that the Islamic State used chemical weapons during an attack on Kurds near Irbil city in northern Iraq last month.

Thousands of Kurds in Germany march against Turkish air strikes

Several thousand people marched Saturday through the western German city of Cologne in protest at continued Turkish air strikes against Kurdish separatists.

Turkish Kurd leader urges world to denounce `unjust war`

Turkey`s Kurdish political leader Selahattin Demirtas on Thursday urged the world to denounce Ankara`s new "unjust war" on rebel Kurds and asked the EU to push clearly for a truce.

Turkey Kurdish leader on surprise trip to Brussels: party

 The co-chair of Turkey`s main Kurdish party is to make an unscheduled trip to Brussels on Wednesday, his party said, amid reports he will meet representatives of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK).

Turkish raids raise Iraqi Kurdish leadership stakes

Turkey`s air strikes in Iraqi Kurdistan have increased the pressure on regional president Massud Barzani, who is a key player in the US-led anti-jihadist war but faces an uncertain political future.

Iraqi Kurdish leader vows to avenge Yazidis

 The president of Iraq`s autonomous region of Kurdistan, Massud Barzani, promised Monday to avenge the Yazidi minority brutally attacked by the Islamic State group a year ago.

Kurdish party says Turkey airstrike kills 10; army denies

Ten civilians were killed this weekend in a Turkish air strike against Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq, a Turkish pro-Kurdish party said today, but the army denied the bombing had taken place near a populated area.

Kurds in Turkey`s Diyarbakir fear return to `dark years`

 With Turkish Air Force F-16s thundering in the night sky and tanks rolling through the streets, many Kurds in Turkey fear a return to war after a devastating bombing left a ceasefire in tatters.

Two Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: Reports

Two Turkish police were killed on Friday in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported.

Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

Syria Army, Kurds push IS out of Hasakeh city: Monitor

Syrian troops and Kurdish fighters ousted the Islamic State group from the northeastern city of Hasakeh on Tuesday after more than a month of fighting, a monitoring group said.

Turkey army blames PKK for deadly attack as truce unravels

 The Turkish army on Sunday blamed PKK militants for a deadly car bomb attack that killed two of its soldiers in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, as a fragile truce risked collapsing after Ankara's air strikes on rebel positions in Iraq.

Kurds `gain ground in Syria`s Hasakeh` in IS fightback

 Kurdish militia have expanded their control over portions of a major Syrian city in their fightback against the Islamic State group, to the detriment of government forces there, a monitor said Saturday.