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Turkey jails Kurdish party leaders as attack kills 9

Nov 04, 2016 - 5:09 PM

UPDATED A court in the southeastern city of Diyarbakir has remanded in custody Peoples Democratic Party co leaders Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag

DETAINED. This file photo taken on April 10, 2015 in Ankara shows Selahattin Demirtas (L) and Figen Yuksekdag, co-leaders of the pro-Kurdish left-wing Peoples' Democracy Party (HDP) attending a rally marking the start of the party's campaign for Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections.File photo by Adem Altan/AFP

Turkey detains 'Diyarbakir car bombing' suspect – report

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:59 PM

Turkish authorities detain the suspect – named A C – of the car bomb attack claimed by the military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party

epa05237967 Turkish policemen secure the area after an explosion in Diyarbakir, Turkey, 31 March 2016. A car bomb attack against a police bus in southeast Turkey left at least seven dead and 27 wounded, according to local media reported. The vehicle was hit by a strong explosion, believed to be caused by a car bomb near the bus station in Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey. The explosion was so strong that many windows were blown out in neighboring houses. Since December, Diyarbakir has witnessed clashes between security forces and young supporters of the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK EPA/STR

7 police killed in bomb attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:44 PM

4th UPDATE The attack takes place a day before Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was to make a rare visit to the city

5 killed, 39 wounded in PKK bomb attack in southeast Turkey

Jan 14, 2016 - 2:59 PM

A new upsurge of violence between the security forces and the PKK erupted in July in the wake of attacks blamed on Islamic extremists

Turkish warplanes bomb ISIS positions in Syria: PM

Jul 24, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Three Turkish F 16s take off from the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir and conduct an early morning bombing raid against 3 ISIS targets dropping 4 guided bombs

Check out the additions to UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites

Jul 06, 2015 - 11:45 AM

See the list of new heritage sites