Turkish soldiers

Russian airstrikes kills Turkish soldiers in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin told his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan that poor coordination between Moscow and Ankara was to blame for the accidental killing of three Turkish soldiers in Syria.

Feb 09, 2017, 23:23 PM IST

Islamic State releases video showing Turkish soldiers being burned alive

Banned militant outfit the Islamic State posted a video showing two men identified as Turkish soldiers being burned alive in northern Syria.

Dec 23, 2016, 10:43 AM IST

Islamic State video purportedly shows two Turkish soldiers burned alive

The Islamic State (IS) jihadist group on Thursday released a video purporting to show two captured Turkish soldiers being burned alive.

Dec 23, 2016, 04:40 AM IST

Five Turkish soldiers killed in PKK attack

Five Turkish soldiers were killed today in an attack blamed on Kurdish militants in the restive southeast of the country, a local security source said.

Aug 10, 2016, 15:45 PM IST

Turkey frees 758 soldiers after failed coup; President Erdogan drops lawsuits

Turkey has released more than 750 soldiers detained after an abortive coup, state media reported on Saturday, while President Tayyip Erdogan said he would drop lawsuits against people who had insulted him, in a one-time gesture of "unity". 

Jul 31, 2016, 01:33 AM IST

'Traitors Cemetery' reserved for Turkey's coup plotters

Captain Mehmet Karabekir`s body was not washed before burial. Nobody recited prayers from the Koran before he was laid to rest in a hastily dug hole near an animal shelter, denied all Muslim rites. 

Jul 30, 2016, 04:30 AM IST

Five Turkish soldiers killed in PKK ambush: Report

Militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) killed five Turkish soldiers in an ambush in the troubled southeast of the country, local media reported on Friday.

Jul 30, 2016, 00:39 AM IST

Eight Turkey troops killed in army operations against PKK

Six Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in a clash with Kurdish militants in the southeast of the country while two more lost their lives when a military helicopter sent to the scene crashed, the army said.

May 13, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

Several Turkish soldiers killed in major PKK attack: Reports

Several Turkish soldiers were killed on Sunday in a major attack in southeastern Hakkari province suspected to have been carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, reports said.

Sep 07, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

Eight Turkish soldiers killed in deadliest PKK attack

Eight Turkish soldiers were killed on Wednesday in the deadliest attack by Kurdish militants since the government began an anti-terror offensive last month, as the country battles its most serious security and political crises in years.

Aug 20, 2015, 02:51 AM IST

Turkey buries three more soldiers as violence flares in southeast

Turkey on Wednesday held funeral ceremonies for three more soldiers killed in clashes with Kurdish militants, as the authorities stepped up security and military operations in the restive southeast.

Aug 19, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

28 Turkish soldiers injured in pipeline attack

An official says suspected Kurdish rebels blew up part of a natural gas pipeline in eastern Turkey as a military vehicle was passing by.

Oct 19, 2012, 15:24 PM IST

26 Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish attacks

The Turkish military retaliated with air strikes and by
sending in troops into neighbouring Iraq.

Oct 19, 2011, 23:16 PM IST

PKK rebels kill 3 Turkish soldiers in ambush

Kurdish guerrillas ambushed a military convoy in eastern Turkey late on Saturday, killing three soldiers.

Aug 14, 2011, 15:56 PM IST

Kurdish rebels kill 13 Turkish soldiers

Kurdish rebels periodically cross the border to stage attacks in their war for autonomy.

Jul 14, 2011, 23:18 PM IST

8 soldiers, 12 rebels killed in Turkey clashes

Kurdish rebels attacked a military outpost near the Iraqi border early today, sparking clashes in which 8 soldiers & 12 Kurdish rebels were killed.

Jun 19, 2010, 16:45 PM IST

Kurdish rebels kill 4 Turkish soldiers, wound 7

Authorities say Kurdish rebels have raided a Turkish military outpost in eastern Turkey, killing at least four Turkish soldiers and wounding seven others in the largest attack on troops in several months.

May 01, 2010, 12:38 PM IST