Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Two gendarmeries killed in clash with terrorists

Two Turkish gendarmeries were killed in eastern Turkey in a clash with terrorists, the Interior Ministry said on May 2.

In a statement, the ministry said that four gendarmeries were also injured in the eastern Bitlis province during an anti-terror operation in the region.

The operation is still ongoing, the statement added.

2011 Ankara bombing suspect detained in eastern Turkey

A PKK terror suspect was detained in connection with the 2011 car bomb attack in the capital Ankara, which claimed 5
lives, police said on May 1. 
Identified only by the initials I.A., the suspect was captured from his father's house in eastern Diyarbakır province, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.

Ankara slams 'vague' EU statement on Afrin attack

Turkey on April 29 slammed a statement by the European External Action Service on the recent terrorist attack by the YPG/PKK in Afrin, northwestern Syria.

Fahrettin Altun, the country's communications director, said on Twitter that the press release by the European Union's diplomatic service shows the union still has not adopted the right stance in the fight against terrorism.

40 civilians, including children, killed in YPG/PKK attack in Afrin

At least 40 civilians, including 11 children, were killed on April 28 in a YPG/PKK terrorist attack in northwestern Syria, Turkey's Defense Ministry said.

At least 47 others were also wounded in the attack in the Afrin city center carried out using a bomb-rigged fuel tanker, the ministry said in a tweet.

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