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Kurdish officials: Rockets hit Turkish base in northern Iraq

Feb. 01, 2023 05:16 AM EST

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — A cluster of rockets targeted a Turkish military base in northern Iraq on Wednesday, officials from northern Iraq's semiautonomous Kurdish region said. An Iranian-backed militia promptly claimed responsibility for the attack. A Turkish defense ministry official...

Turkish Medical Association chief convicted of terror charge

Jan. 11, 2023 11:45 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — A court convicted the president of the Turkish Medical Association on Wednesday of disseminating “terror organization propaganda” following a trial that human rights groups had denounced as an attempt to silence government critics. The court in Istanbul...

Kurds from around Europe demonstrate over killings in Paris

Jan. 07, 2023 10:11 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of Kurds from around France and Europe marched through Paris on Saturday to show their anger over the unresolved killing of three Kurdish female activists in the French capital 10 years ago. The marchers are also mourning three people killed outside a Kurdish...

Turkish court orders temporary freeze of Kurdish party funds

Jan. 05, 2023 08:24 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s highest court on Thursday ordered a temporary freeze on the funds of the country’s pro-Kurdish party as it mulls whether to disband it over accusations of links to Kurdish militants. The decision comes weeks after a top prosecutor asked Turkey’s...

Kurds hold march of mourning after Paris shooting kills 3

Dec. 26, 2022 12:20 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Members of France’s Kurdish community and others held a silent march Monday to honor three people killed in a shooting at a Kurdish cultural center in Paris that prosecutors say was motivated by racism. Turkey summoned France’s ambassador Monday over what it called...

Prosecutors: Paris shooting suspect wanted to kill migrants

Dec. 25, 2022 10:36 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting three Kurds in Paris ahead of Christmas weekend told investigators that he had set out that morning aiming to kill migrants or foreigners and then himself, according to prosecutors. The 69-year-old man killed three people outside a...

Kurds, anti-racism groups gather after deadly Paris shooting

Dec. 24, 2022 19:42 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Members of France's Kurdish community and anti-racism activists joined together in mourning and anger on Saturday in Paris after three people were killed at a Kurdish cultural center in an attack that prosecutors say was racially motivated. The shooting in a bustling...

Bomb attack in Turkey targets police van, injuring 9

Dec. 16, 2022 04:25 AM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A remote-controlled bomb exploded on a highway in Turkey as an armored police van carrying officers drove past on Friday, injuring all nine occupants, government officials said. Five people were detained in connection with the attack, which occurred near the...

Turkey detains Syrian suspect in deadly Istanbul bombing

Nov. 14, 2022 13:50 PM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police said Monday they have detained a Syrian woman with suspected links to Kurdish militants and that she confessed to planting a bomb that exploded on a bustling pedestrian avenue in Istanbul, killing six people and wounding several dozen others. Kurdish militants...