KURDISH REBELS

  • Turkish women protest new abortion law June 4, 2012

    Ankara: Thousands of demonstrators on Monday staged the largest protest yet against plans by Turkey's Islamicrooted government to curb abortion, which critics say will amount to a virtual ban. Around 3,000 women, their ages ranging from 20 to 60 years old, gathered at a square in Istanbul's Kadikoy district carrying banners...
  • Turkish jets raid Iraq, clashes kill 20 June 20, 2010

    Ankara: Turkish warplanes launched air raids at suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq on Saturday after a rebel attack on a military outpost in Turkey touched off clashes in which eight soldiers and 12 rebel fighters died, Turkey's military said. Special Forces were also immediately sent to reinforce the...