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Erdogan: High-ranking PKK militant killed in Iraq operation
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Erdogan: High-ranking PKK militant killed in Iraq operation

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish security forces have killed an alleged high-ranking Kurdish militant in an operation in northern Iraq,…
European Court of Human Rights says Turkey must free Demirtas
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European Court of Human Rights says Turkey must free Demirtas

ANKARA (Reuters) – The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday that Turkey must immediately release prominent Kurdish politician…
Turkish court sentences former pro-Kurdish MP to 22 years in jail
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Turkish court sentences former pro-Kurdish MP to 22 years in jail

ANKARA (Reuters) – A Turkish court on Monday sentenced a former pro-Kurdish lawmaker who was stripped of her parliamentary status…
For Kurds, US pull-back feels like being abandoned once more
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For Kurds, US pull-back feels like being abandoned once more

BEIRUT (AP) — For Syria’s Kurds, the United States’ abrupt pull-back from positions in northeast Syria carries a sharp sting,…
Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market
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Iran-backed groups corner Iraq’s postwar scrap metal market

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The wrecks of vehicles used by Islamic State militants as car bombs and other metal debris…
KDP nominates Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani for Iraqi Kurdistan’s top posts
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KDP nominates Nechirvan and Masrour Barzani for Iraqi Kurdistan’s top posts

  CAIRO (Reuters) – Iraq’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) has nominated Nechirvan Barzani for the presidency of Iraqi Kurdistan and…
Iran earthquake injures more than 700
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Iran earthquake injures more than 700

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said no effort should be spared to help victims of a 6.3 magnitude…
US must break from Syrian Kurds after PKK reward offer – Turkey
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US must break from Syrian Kurds after PKK reward offer – Turkey

  ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey gave a guarded welcome on Wednesday to a US decision to offer millions of dollars…
Syrian Kurds boost fight against Islamic State in east after setback
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Syrian Kurds boost fight against Islamic State in east after setback

  BEIRUT/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Syrian Kurdish special forces have joined an offensive against Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a…
KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election
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KDP comes first in Iraqi Kurdistan election

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) – The ruling Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) came first in a parliamentary election in the semi-autonomous Kurdistan…
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