Kurds fend off Islamic State attacks as Baghdad-Ankara spat continues

Kurdish forces on Monday said they fended off two attacks by Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq as Turkish and Iraqi officials again issued contradictory statements about whether Turkish...

Kurdish Peshmerga forces liberate seven villages near Mosul

Kurdish Peshmerga forces liberated seven villages bordering Mosul Monday, as the battle to reclaim Iraq's second city from Islamic State forces draws ever closer to its borders.

Erdogan slams Clinton's "political dilettantism" for Kurd comments

Turkey's president has criticized US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's "political inexperience" for her comments on arming Kurdish rebels in the fight against Islamic State.

Kurdish rebels claim killing of Turkish ruling party official

Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the killing of a local politician from the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party in the restive south-...

Monitor: 19 dead in suspected Turkish strike on Syrian Kurds

Airstrikes by suspected Turkish jets on a Kurdish village in northern Syria killed at least 19 civilians, a monitoring group and Kurds said on Wednesday.

22 killed in suicide attack on wedding in Kurdish-held Syria

At least 22 people were killed in a suicide attack on a wedding in Kurdish-held north-eastern Syria, near the city of al-Hassakeh, a monitoring group says.

Turkey will not cooperate with Kurds to take Raqqa from Islamic State

Turkey will not cooperate with the main Kurdish militia in Syria to attack the Islamic State's de-facto capital, al-Raqqa, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's spokesman said Thursday.

"Only voters can remove us," says defiant Kurdish mayor in Turkey

The Turkish government has fired 24 pro-Kurdish district mayors in the south-east, alleging that they were aiding the banned PKK, and replaced them with trustees loyal to Ankara. The move has...

Rights group: Turkey killed 24 civilians in strike on Kurds in Syria

A Turkish strike on Kurdish positions in Syria killed 24 civilians, including six children, last month, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, warning that ordinary citizens were bearing the brunt of...

Protests as Turkey assumes control of pro-Kurdish municipalities

Turkish security forces used tear gas on protesters in the south-eastern province of Hakkari on Sunday after Turkish authorities dismissed dozens of pro-Kurdish mayors and councils.

Turkey assumes control of local authorities suspected of PKK support

Turkey has assumed control of local authorities in 28 municipalities, the Interior Ministry announced on Sunday, effectively overriding the power of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP...

Turkey grants access to imprisoned PKK chief after hunger strike

The imprisoned head of Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) is to receive visitors again after a long period in isolation, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Saturday.

Deputy pro-Kurdish party leader arrested during raid in Ankara

The deputy chairman of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Alp Altinors, has been arrested during a raid by Turkish police, the party said Friday.

Turkey suspends 11,000 teachers in Kurdish south east

More than 11,000 teachers in Turkey's south east have been suspended over suspected support of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), state new agency Anadolu reported Thursday, just over a week...

Hunger strikers in Turkey show support for imprisoned PKK leader

Fifty pro-Kurdish politicians and activists have begun a hunger strike in Turkey in support of Abdullah Ocalan, who leads the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), an opposition party spokeswoman...