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Leyla Guven, 56, was given a 22 year sentence on charges of joining "a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda".

Turkey's crackdown on Kurdish language schools has forced students and educators to take their courses underground.

Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

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Erdogan attacks Nobel committee over 'Bosnia genocide denier' award

Peter Handke, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, is widely accused of denying the Bosnian genocide.

Iran opposes military operation in north Syria: Zarif

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Iran opposes military operation in north Syria: Zarif

Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif spoke to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu as Turkey prepares to launch a military operation against ...

Time for a peace initiative between Turkey and PKK

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

Time for a peace initiative between Turkey and PKK

Comment: If the Kurds in northern Syria and Turkey want real stability on both sides of the border, they must explore opportunities for a ...

Bashdar Pusho Ismaeel

US-Turkey deal over Syrian safe-zone complicated by S-400 crisis

Comment: A spat between the United States and Turkey over Ankara's purchase of Russia's S-400 missile has spilled into Syria, writes Bashdar Ismaeel.

Bashdar Ismaeel

Istanbul election rerun sends wake-up call to Erdogan's AKP

Comment: The AKP's loss in Istanbul will serve as a warning for the party, but with the right response, they can address the opposition's ...

Mel Plant

'Too big to lose': Inside the battle for Istanbul

In-depth: For the first time in 24 years, Turkey's AKP lost control of Istanbul. Now, the battle is happening all over again.

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Kurdish rebel leader calls end to prison hunger strikes

Abdullah Ocalan called for an end to hunger strikes by thousands of jailed supporters in Turkey protesting the conditions of his ...

Turkey ends ban on lawyers visiting jailed PKK leader

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Turkey ends ban on lawyers visiting jailed PKK leader

Turkey on Thursday lifted an eight-year ban on lawyer visits for Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan after months of protests by ...

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Kurd leader Ocalan meets lawyers after 8 years isolation

The leader of Turkey's militant Kurdistan Workers Party, Abdullah Ocalan, has met his lawyers for the first time in eight years, ...

Lawyers visit PKK leader for first time in years

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Lawyers visit PKK leader for first time in years

In a statement read by his lawyers, Ocalan called for a return to the peace process between the PKK and Turkey.

Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish mortar attack from Iraq

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Turkish soldiers killed in Kurdish mortar attack from Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers were killed on Saturday in a mortar attack by Kurdish militants launched from Iraqi territory, the Turkish defence ...

Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

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Three thousand prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey

Nearly 3,000 people in 90 prisons across Turkey are refusing food in protest of jail conditions for Abdullah Ocalan - leader of the ...

Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike

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Turkey bans rally for Kurdish MP on hunger strike

The protest bid coincides with the 20th anniversary of the capture of Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan, who is jailed in a ...

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Turkey to create Syria security zone in 'few months'

Turkey expects a 'security zone' to be created in Syria in a few months as the US withdraws militarily from the war-torn country, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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'Adana' not an option for Turkey in northern Syria

Reviving the 1998 'Adana solution' is unlikely to go down well with a Turkish administration fearful of Kurdish militants on its southern border.

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Turkey court orders release of hunger-striking Kurdish MP

Leyla Guven, 55, launched a hunger strike on 8 November in protest at the prison conditions for Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Paul McLoughlin

Trade, sanctions and Syria dominate Erdogan's talks with Putin

Turkey's President Erdogan has met with his Russian counterpart to discuss the ongoing war in Syria.

Daughter of Turkish hunger-striking MP appeals to public

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Daughter of Turkish hunger-striking MP appeals to public

Facing a 100-year prison sentence, pro-Kurdish MP Leyla Guven is struggling to drink even liquids after being on hunger strike for 77 days, her ...

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Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP

Waving flags of the pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), protesters danced and flashed victory signs in Diyabakir, the main city in the ...

Jailed Kurdish leader meets brother in Turkish prison

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Jailed Kurdish leader meets brother in Turkish prison

The jailed leader of an outlawed Kurdish rebel group was allowed to meet his brother in prison on an island near Istanbul on Saturday,

US puts huge bounties on top PKK leaders

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US puts huge bounties on top PKK leaders

The US State Department has offered millions of dollars for information leading to the location or identification of three senior members of the ...

Erdogan vows revenge after 'PKK bomb' kills mother, baby

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Erdogan vows revenge after 'PKK bomb' kills mother, baby

A mother and her 11-month-old baby were killed in a roadside bomb attack blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.

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