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Dozens of academics at a university in Diyarbakir have been arrested under an emergency powers law after signing a document that called for peace and condemned Turkey's treatment of Kurds.

A damning UN report has documented alleged human rights abuses by Turkish forces against suspected Kurdish militants including torture, forced disappearances and killings in less than a two-year period.

A year of terror and heartbreak in Turkey

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A year of terror and heartbreak in Turkey

Turkey witnessed at least 30 attacks in 2016, with scores killed in bombings and shootings by Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

US denies arming Syrian-Kurdish militia amid continued Turkey tensions

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US denies arming Syrian-Kurdish militia amid continued Turkey tensions

US Ambassador to Turkey John Bass has said that Washington is not arming Syrian-Kurdish militias viewed as a terrorist organisation by Ankara.

Kurdish activists declare hunger strike over jailed leader's fate

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Kurdish activists declare hunger strike over jailed leader's fate

Around 50 Kurdish politicians and activists in Turkey announced they would begin a hunger strike if the wellbeing of jailed leader Abdullah ...

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Turkish officers killed in bomb attack on police station

Video: Suspected Kurdish militants detonated a bomb outside a police station in troubled southeast Turkey killing at least eight officers.

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Roadside bomb kills four in southeast Turkey

Four people were killed Monday and at least 19 injured in a roadside bomb targeting a police vehicle in the southeastern Turkish town of Silopi, ...

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Curfew hits southeastern Turkish town as fresh violence flares

Silopi, a Kurdish-majority town, faces government backlash after clashes erupted on Tuesday between militants and Turkish forces.

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Cizre residents return to a city devastated by fighting

Kurdish residents of the southeastern Turkish city of Cizre began returning home Wednesday after authorities partially lifted a curfew ...

Turkey ends military operation in Kurdish town of <em>Cizre</em>

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Turkey ends military operation in Kurdish town of Cizre

Turkey announced an end to its military operation against Kurdish rebels in the southeastern town of Cizre on Thursday, however its ...

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Amnesty: Turkish security measures risking thousands of Kurdish lives

Turkey is effectively laying siege to some Kurdish towns with curfews and cuts to services, putting the lives of Kurds at risk, says Amnesty ...

What follows the Kurdish curfews?

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What follows the Kurdish curfews?

Comment: Seizing the corpses of civilians killed during curfews in south-east Turkey allows Ankara to tell the world they were 'terrorists', ...

Turkey detains dozens of academics over pro-Kurdish petition

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Turkey detains dozens of academics over pro-Kurdish petition

Turkish police arrested dozens of academics who denounced military operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey, with the move ...

Three children among dead following Kurdish bombing in Turkey

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Three children among dead following Kurdish bombing in Turkey

Kurdish rebels detonated a car bomb at a police station in southeastern Turkey, firing rockets and rifles at survivors, killing six people ...

Turkish forces kill 32 Kurdish rebels in southeast

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Turkish forces kill 32 Kurdish rebels in southeast

Turkish security forces kill 32 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants over the weekend.

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Turkish forces kill 18 Kurdish rebels

Eighteen members of the PKK have been killed in clashes with security forces in southeast Turkey, said the Turkish army Saturday.

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Nine inspirational women from the Middle East

As the new year begins, we take a look at nine inspirational women from the Middle East that you might not have heard of before.

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Three-month baby and grandfather shot dead during Turkish-Kurdish clashes

Miray, three-months-old, was shot during a battle between Turkish and Kurdish fighters in southeast Turkey, while Ramazan Ince was also killed ...

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70 killed in major anti-PKK operation in south-east Turkey

A Turkish army operation in south-east Turkey has killed 70 suspected members of the PKK said the army, marking a new escalation in the fighting.

The death of Turkey's Tahir Elçi

Yvo Fitzherbert

The death of Turkey's Tahir Elçi

Comment: The murder of the famed Kurdish human rights lawyer stems from Ankara's unwillingness to protect all of its citizens, writes Yvo ...

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Turkey security kill 17 suspected Kurdish militants

Turkey's campaign against Kurdish rebel groups continued as security forces launched an offensive against suspected PKK militants and imposed a ...

Turkey's AKP frames Kurdish citizens as terrorists

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Turkey's AKP frames Kurdish citizens as terrorists

Comment: As the peace process between Turkish government and Kurds' PKK breaks down, Turkish nationalists and Erdogan's ruling party legitimise ...

New deadly attack on police as Turkey battles PKK

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New deadly attack on police as Turkey battles PKK

Three Turkish troops were killed on Thursday when Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern ...

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