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Turkey denies reports Syria will help YPG in Afrin

Turkey’s deputy prime minister has dismissed as “false” media reports that Syrian government forces were poised to enter a Kurdish enclave in Syria’s Afrin. Bekir Bozdag, however, warned any move by Syrian soldiers to help the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, repel a Turkish offensive in northwestern Syria would[…]

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Deaths as car bomb hits Hakkari army station

A car bomb attack on a military station has killed at least eight soldiers in the Hakkari province of southeast Turkey, according to state media. Sunday’s attack in the Semdinli district also resulted in at least five injuries, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported, citing a statement by the Turkish armed[…]

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Turkey PM vows to ‘wipe out’ PKK fighters

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has vowed to “wipe out” Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters from their mountain strongholds after 16 soldiers were killed in a rebel attack. “These terrorists must be wiped out from the mountains; whatever happens they must be wiped out,” he said in televised comments in[…]

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What is next for Turkey’s Kurdish peace process?

With the recent outbreak of the violence and fighting between Turkey and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkey’s famed Kurdish peace process has entered uncharted waters. PKK began their fight for independence in the late 1970s and have been struggling for greater autonomy and recognition of Kurdish rights within[…]

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