Turkey: Erdogan says PKK protests threaten Sweden’s Nato aspirations

While Sweden’s progress on anti-terrorism legislation supports its Nato aspirations, the country’s ongoing protests by sympathisers of Kurdish militants could hamper these efforts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s office has said. Erdogan was referring to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, an armed group that has waged a decades-long conflict[…]

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Turkey denounces French politicians attending protest over killing of Kurds

INTERNATIONAL Turkey on Thursday denounced French politicians for attending a Paris protest over the killing of three Kurds, where demonstrators waved flags of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK). The protests on Saturday, which started peacefully, descended into violence. Footage from the demonstrations showed protesters throwing projectiles at police who responded by firing[…]

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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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