Kurdish separatism in Turkey

Turkey-Iran Pipeline Blast Halts Gas Supplies

An explosion late on Monday suspended gas transport along a pipeline between Turkey and Iran, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Y?ld?z has said.

The pipes were caught in flames due to the blast which was extinguished quickly, state-run Anadolu Agency quotes him as saying.

In Y?ld?z's words, transportation is set to continue as soon as repair works are finished.

Turkey Hasn't Asked for 'Substantial' NATO Help - Stoltenberg

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday that Turkey has not asked the Alliance for "substantial military support" in its fight against the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

"Turkey has a very strong army and very strong security forces. So there has been no request for any substantial NATO military support," AFP quoted Stoltenberg as saying in an interview with the BBC.

HDP accuses gov't of 'dragging Turkey into civil war'

The Turkish army?s ongoing military operations in Iraq and Syria to crack down on terrorists was engineered by the Justice and Development Party (AKP), whose objective to regain its one-party government is dragging Turkey into a ?civil war,? the leader of the Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirta?, has claimed. 

Turkish parliament to convene for extraordinary meeting over ISIL, PKK

Members of parliament are expected to gather at an extraordinary meeting of the national assembly on July 29, as Turkish fighter jets and ground forces hit militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria and outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) camps in Iraq, in a campaign Ankara said would help create a "safe zone" across swathes of northern Syria. 

Car Bomb Kills Two Turkish Soldiers in Diyarbakir Province

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four were injured in the town of Lice, in Diyarbakir province, when a car bomb went off while their military vehicle was passing by, Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday.

The Diyarbakir province governor's office said that the security forces have launched an investigation to find the perpetrators.