Dec 31, 2012 15:23 EST
Turkey's intelligence services are in talks with jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan for disarming his PKK group in a bid to bring an end to the nearly three-decade old insurgency, officials said Monday.
Dec 15, 2012 10:12 EST
The Turkish army has seized more than 20 tonnes of marijuana from Kurdish rebels in what local authorities said Saturday was one of the biggest ever crackdowns on "terrorist income."
Nov 10, 2012 03:52 EST
A Turkish military helicopter crashed Saturday in the southeastern city of Siirt, killing all 17 troops on board, local officials said.
Jan 20, 2012 06:38 EST
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - On a hot summer's day in 2008, 26-year-old physics student Ahmet Yildiz was shot dead when he popped out from his Istanbul apartment to buy ice cream.
Nov 23, 2011 07:41 EST
Turkey signed a deal with Anglo-Dutch energy giant Shell on Wednesday for exploration on Turkish soil and in the Mediterranean Sea that could further stoke tensions with Cyprus.
Nov 22, 2011 05:45 EST
Turkish police arrested more than 70 people in coordinated raids around the country on Tuesday for suspected links to outlawed Kurdish rebels, media reports said.
Oct 20, 2011 02:49 EDT
Turkish air force jets bombed Kurdish rebels camps in northern Iraq overnight in response to the attacks which killed 24 soldiers in the southeast, local security sources said Thursday.
Jul 15, 2011 16:18 EDT
Turkey on Friday vowed a military clampdown on separatist rebels after Kurdish nationalists of the PKK killed 13 soldiers during clashes in the mainly Kurdish southeast.
Jul 14, 2011 23:02 EDT
Thirteen Turkish soldiers and seven Kurdish rebels were killed in southeast Turkey in the deadliest ambush on troops in the rebel region for three years, security sources said.
Jul 14, 2011 20:31 EDT
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish fighters killed 13 Turkish soldiers and seven militants died Thursday in the worst clash since the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) ended a ceasefire in February.
Mar 24, 2011 16:08 EDT
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish rebel fighters launched a rocket attack on a police station in southeast Turkey on Thursday, the first attack of note since the main Kurdish militant group ended a ceasefire last month.
Apr 29, 2009 13:36 EDT
Roadside bomb and shooting kill 10 soldiers in southeastern Turkey; Kurdish rebels suspected. A roadside bomb killed nine Turkish soldiers in an armored personnel carrier Wednesday in southeastern Turkey, making it the deadliest attack by suspected Kurdish rebels in six months, officials said.