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Umit Ozdal

Turkish police use water cannon, batons on Kurdish protesters

Aug 20 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Riot police fired water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters demonstrating in southeast Turkey on Tuesday against the ousting of three Kurdish mayors five months after they were elected.

Turkey ousts three Kurdish mayors for suspected militant links, launches security operation

Aug 20 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkey on Monday replaced Kurdish mayors with state officials in three cities and detained more than 400 people for suspected militant links, the Interior Ministry said, a move likely to fuel tensions in the mainly Kurdish southeast. | Video

Turkish police block group visiting grave of jailed PKK member

Mar 18 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Turkish police fired water canons and detained some members of a group of about 100 that attempted on Monday to visit the grave of a member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) who died in prison, a Reuters witness said.

Turkish court releases Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Jan 25 2019

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey A Turkish court on Friday released a Kurdish lawmaker who was jailed last year for criticising Ankara's military operation in Syria and has been on hunger strike for nearly three months.

Victims of Turkey purges fear heavier crackdown after referendum

Apr 13 2017

DIYARBAKIR/ISTANBUL Mehtap Yoruk used to teach in a nursery school in southeast Turkey, until she was sacked last year in a purge of tens of thousands of state employees. Now, she ekes out a living selling chicken and rice from a food cart on a side street, dreaming of being reunited with her classroom full of children.

Turkey to set up camp for Aleppo evacuees in Syria

Dec 16 2016

CILVEGOZU, Turkey Turkey plans to set up a camp inside Syria to host people evacuated from the city of Aleppo but will continue to take the sick and wounded to Turkish hospitals, officials said on Friday.

Turkey to set up camp for Aleppo evacuees in Syria

Dec 16 2016

CILVEGOZU, Turkey Turkey plans to set up a camp inside Syria to host people evacuated from the city of Aleppo but will continue to take the sick and wounded to Turkish hospitals, officials said on Friday.

Dozens held as teachers protest suspensions in Turkey's southeast, union says

Sep 09 2016

DIYARBAKIR Turkish police detained dozens of people and used water cannon on Friday to disperse several hundred teachers demonstrating against their suspension from classrooms in the largely Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, union sources said and TV footage showed.

Turkish tanks roll into Syria, opening new line of attack

Sep 04 2016

ELBEYLI, Turkey/BEIRUT Turkey and its rebel allies opened a new line of attack in northern Syria on Saturday, as Turkish tanks rolled across the border and Syrian fighters swept in from the west to take villages held by Islamic State. | Video

Erste gemeinsame Offensive von Türkei und USA gegen IS

Aug 24 2016

Istanbul/Karkamis Die Türkei und die US-geführte Koalition haben in Syrien erstmals eine gemeinsame Großoffensive gegen die Extremistenmiliz Islamischer Staat gestartet.

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