Kurdish rebels threaten renewed violence in Turkey

A Kurdish rebel commander has warned that fighting in Turkey's southeast could resume by June if efforts to end a 30-year insurgency make no progress by then, news reports said on Wednesday.

Turkey`s Kurdish peace process on track: Ruling party

 Turkey`s ruling party said on Thursday it was optimistic about the prospects for the peace process with Kurdish rebels after a spate of violence raised concern about its viability. 

Turkey reassures Ocalan on Kurdish peace in secret meeting: Report

Turkey`s spy chief assured the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers` Party (PKK) in a secret meeting last week that the state will press ahead with the peace process to end 30 years of conflict, media reports said Wednesday.

Kurd leader says still hopeful of Turkey peace deal

Jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Monday he was still hopeful a peace deal with the Turkish state was possible but argued that Ankara needed to shift the process into a new gear.

Kurdish rebels halt withdrawal from Turkey: Report

Kurdish rebels have halted their pullout from Turkey, accusing Ankara of breaking its part of a ceasefire deal, but vowed to respect a truce, a pro-Kurdish news agency reported on Monday.

Kurdish leader calls talks with Turkey `historic step`

Imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called talks with Turkish officials aiming to halt a decades-long conflict a historic step and urged all sides involved to show "care and sensitivity".

Turkey arrests 86 over links to Kurdish rebels

Turkish police on Saturday arrested 86 people suspected of links with Kurdish separatist rebels in operations in 10 provinces across the country, security sources said.