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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.