Turkish court orders release of novelist

Asli Erdogan, along with Necmiye Alpay and Zana Kay, freed on first day of their trial in Istanbul on terrorism charges.


Stop recruiting child soldiers in Iraq

Child recruitment is losing hearts and minds, and it is costing boys and girls dearly.

by Zama Coursen-Neff

Middle East

Turkey detains pro-Kurdish party officials after attack

At least 199 people detained after twin bombings claimed by a Kurdish group left 44 people dead in Istanbul.

Middle East

Kurdish group claims responsibility for Istanbul attack

TAK, a PKK splinter group, say two fighters died in Saturday's deadly blasts which targeted the police in Turkish city.

Middle East

Twin bombings kill dozens near Istanbul stadium

Turkey declares day's mourning after blasts possibly targeting police kill at least 38 and injure 160 others.

Syria's Civil War

Turkey issues arrest warrant for Syrian Kurdish leader

Leader of key US-backed force fighting ISIL in northern Syria among 48 Kurds accused in deadly Ankara attack.


Turkish regional official dies of blast wounds

Derik governor Fatih Safiturk succumbs to wounds, a day after explosion in his office in Mardin, near the Syria border.


Government official wounded in Turkey attack

Derik governor reportedly among the wounded in explosion in building in Mardin province near the border with Syria.


Why the Turkey-KRG alliance works, for now

Trade, Iranian influence and regional instability are drawing Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan closer than ever before.

by Ranj Alaaldin


Turkish PM: Opposition HDP funding 'terror'

Binali Yildirim accuses the pro-Kurdish HDP of funding terror as the party announced a partial parliamentary boycott.


Turkey PM: PKK - not ISIL - bombed police HQ killing 11

Prime Minister says Kurdistan Workers Party behind Friday blast that also wounded more than 100 after ISIL makes claim.


Children killed as bomb blast rocks southeastern Turkey

At least two children killed and four wounded in an explosion officials blame on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party.

War & Conflict

Turkey detains Diyarbakir co-mayors

State media cites an ongoing investigation into outlawed armed PKK group as the reason for the politicians' detentions.


Police officers killed in blast in Turkey's Bingol

At least 19 people wounded besides the dead in car bombing in southeastern Bingol province where the PKK is active.


Turkish ruling party official shot dead

Gunmen burst into the office of Deryan Aktert, an AK Party official in the southeast, as PKK claims responsibility.