Hundreds of people are in custody Sunday in Turkey after police raids on the 20th anniversary of the capture of militant Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, state media reported, reported AFP. Police detained 735 people accused of having links to or supporting Kurdish militants in 156 operations carried out on Friday, state news agency Anadolu said,…

Russia will commence delivering its advanced S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system to Turkey next year, a report says, much to the ire of Ankara’s NATO allies, particularly the United States. On Tuesday, the Interfax news agency cited Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport as announcing the news, adding that the state intermediary agency would also switch…

At least eight people, including four civilians, died on Sunday in the Syrian town of Afrin (north), dominated by Turkish forces and their Syrian allies, following a car bomb explosion near a downtown market, according to an NGO. “The explosion took place near the Al-Hal market, near a pro-Ankara fighter position, killing at least eight…

The Turkish Interior Ministry released a report on the security situation in the country in the period from October 29 to November 5, 2018. According to report, security forces carried out 2,143 anti-terror operations neutralizing 45 “terrorists”: 25 – killed; 10 – detained; 10 – surrendered themselves. The report stated that Selim Demiroglu and Ilyas…

Seven Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday 5 October 2018 by an improvised explosive device in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey, the local governor’s office said in a statement. The governor’s office in the Kurdish majority province of Batman blamed the attack on “terrorists” and said a wide operation had been launched to capture…

At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised on Wednesday 1 August 2018 to “fight” against the Kurdish rebels “to the last” after the death of an infant and his mother in a bomb attack that aroused strong emotion in Turkey. Nurcan Karakaya and his 11-month-old son Bedirhan were killed Tuesday evening 31 August in a bomb…