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Turkey launches counter-terror Operation Claw-2 in N Iraq

Turkey launched counter-terror Operation Claw-2 in northern Iraq on July 12 at 10 pm (local time), the Turkish National Defense Ministry said on July 13.
Turkey will continue to destroy weapon emplacements and shelters used by PKK terrorists in a new area with Operation Claw-2, said the ministry in a statement.

Erdoğan says Öcalan’s letter indicates ‘power struggle’ between outlawed PKK and Demirtaş

Jailed outlawed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan's call for the Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) voters to remain "neutral" in the upcoming Istanbul re-election shows a rivalry between Selahattin Demirtaş, the party's jailed former co-chair, and Öcalan, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

Criminal appeals court drops charges against nine ethnic Kurds

A three-member criminal appeals court in Athens on Wednesday dropped charges against nine Turkish nationals, all ethnic Kurds, who had been accused of being members of a terrorist organization.

The suspects had been arrested and placed on pre-trial detention ahead of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Greece in December 2017.

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