Turkey-Kurdistan


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Levant & Turkey
Members of Kurdish security forces in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli in the northeastern Hasakeh province, Syria, on July 25, 2022.

Turkish drone strike kills 4 in northeast Syria

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the attack struck a Kurdish hospital

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Levant & Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin following talks in Moscow, Russia, on March 10, 2017.

Kremlin calls on Turkey not to 'destabilize' Syria

'Turkey has legitimate concerns for security reasons, which we, of course, take into account'

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Iran & Eastern States
Iraq's Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein participates in a media conference with European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell in Brussels, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022.

Iraq: We have ‘enough information’ to prove Turkish involvement in resort attack

Turkey denies its involvement, blaming fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party

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Middle East
A Kurdish man holds a flag during a religious service for two People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters killed in the Syrian town of Kobani, in Caykara, on the Turkey-Syria border on November 16, 2014.

Explainer: Kurdistan, a Middle East anomaly

Despite the Kurds' vastness and military involvement, they still do not have their own permanent nation-state

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Iran & Eastern States
An injured man is pictured at a hospital following shelling in the city of Zakho in the north of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region, on July 20, 2022.

Iraq condemns Turkey after Kurdistan shelling kills 9 civilians

'We go towards the mountainside, there are strikes. We go towards the waterfall, there are strikes'

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Europe
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) meets with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis (L) in Istanbul, Turkey, March 13, 2022.

Turkey summons Greek ambassador to foreign ministry

Christodoulos Lazaris summoned after Greece allowed PKK protest near Turkish embassy in Athens

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Levant & Turkey
Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu speaks during a meeting to discuss cooperation on migration management in Ankara, Turkey, on October 3, 2019.

Turkey: One dead, four wounded in suspected bombing attack

'Hopefully, we'll try to solve the issue and capture the perpetrators as soon as possible'

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Levant & Turkey
Turkey's Defense Minister Hulusi Akar speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020

Turkey says its warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in northern Iraq

The military action was part of a long-running Turkish campaign in Iraq and Syria

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Middle East
An Iraqi army soldier stands next to the graffiti left by an affiliate of the Kurdistan Worker's Party in Sinjar, Iraq, December 4, 2020.

Turkish warplanes hit Kurdish militant targets in Iraq, Syria

Iraq’s military condemns what it calls a Turkish infiltration and a violation of its sovereignty

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Environment
This file photo dated 13 June 2004 shows the Kirkuk-Turkey pipeline, Iraq's main oil export artery being repaired, in Kirkuk, Iraq.

Oil flow resumes in Iraq-Turkey pipeline after blast

The pipeline carries crude oil from Iraq's Kurdistan region for export from Turkey's port of Ceyhan

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Middle East
This photo shows the inside of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, eastern France, on February 7, 2019.

European rights court condemns Turkey for mayor's detention

Pro-Kurdish mayor detained as part of crackdown on dissenters in Turkey in recent years

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Middle East
A Turkish Anka Drone in Ankara, Turkey, on March 5, 2021.

Turkey denies targeting clinic in Iraq air strike

Locals report strike conducted by drone, killing 4 fighters and 4 clinicians

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Middle East
The Turkish army warned its air force would "decisively" implement the country's rules of engagement before downing a drone in its airspace on October 16, 2015 

Iraq cancels Turkish minister's visit, summons ambassador after drone kills army commanders

'Blatant Turkish drone attack' kills Iraqi officers attempting to decrease tensions with Kurdish fighters

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Middle East
A Turkish military convoy of tanks and armoured vehicles passes through the city of Idlib, in northwestern Syria, near the Syria-Turkey border, late on February 7, 2020.

Turkey deploys troops against Kurdish rebels in Iraq

Turkey said the operation, dubbed 'Claw-Tiger,' came after a "recent upsurge in attacks' against its forces

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Middle East
Members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party inspect a crater reportedly caused by an airstrike from a Turkish warplanes on July 29, 2015 in the Qandil mountain, the PKK headquarters in northern Iraq

Turkish airstrike rocks Kurdish rebel bases in northern Iraq

Operation Claw-Eagle batters Kurdish bases in northern Iraq in the latest escalation