Free Press Journal
  • 15,000 European Kurds protest for leader’s release

    Strasbourg : Some 15,000 people marched in the eastern French city of Strasbourg today demanding that Turkey release Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan, as Europe’s Kurds held their biggest annual gathering.

  • PKK claims responsibility

    Istanbul: The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) claimed a deadly suicide bomb attack on Turkish police in the southeastern town of Cizre that left 11 officers dead and wounded dozens more, reports AFP.  “Our sacrifice team staged a comprehensive action in Cizre that left dozens of police dead,” said the PKK, which is known for exaggerating tolls. In the statement on its website it said the attack was retaliation for the “continued isolation”

  • Reports: Syrian man behind deadly Ankara car bomb attack

    Ankara: Turkish media reports said a Syrian national was behind the attack in Ankara that killed at least 28 people and wounded dozens of others. Yeni Safak, a newspaper close to the government, said today that the man who detonated the car bomb yesterday that targeted buses carrying military personnel was identified from his fingerprints. It said he had been registered as a refugee in Turkey.

  • Syria Kobane Attack

    Turkey seeks Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting PKK, ISIS

    Karachi: Turkey has sought Pakistan’s cooperation in fighting against the Kurdish guerrilla group PKK and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). According to The Express Tribune, the request for Pakistan’s support came during talks between Turkish leadership and Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif. Sharif wrapped up his three-day visit to Turkey’s capital Ankara on Wednesday. Turkey is concerned over threats to its territorial integrity after the United States started withdrawing the

  • Militant attack

    2 Turkish police killed in gun attack blamed on PKK: reports

    Istanbul: Two Turkish police were killed today in a gun attack on police headquarters in the southern region of Adana blamed on Kurdish militants, the official Anatolia news agency reported. The gunmen fired on police headquarters in the city of Pozanti, sparking clashes which left two police as well as two militants dead, Anatolia said, quoting top local officials. The police were hunting for those attackers who escaped, it added. The attack is the

  • Turkey attacks Kurdish militia and IS positions

    Istanbul : Turkish war planes overnight hit seven targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and also pressed on with strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, the Turkish prime minister’s office said.

  • Turkey jets bombed 7 Kurdish militant targets in north Iraq

    Istanbul: Turkish war planes overnight hit seven targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq and also pressed on with strikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Syria, the Turkish prime minister’s office said today.

  • PKK claims Turkish police killed in revenge attack

    Istanbul : The military wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said today it killed two Turkish police officers in a town on the Syrian border as a reprisal for a suicide bombing blamed on jihadists that killed 32.

  • Turkish army, PKK rebels clash in blow to peace process

    Ankara :  Turkish troops were engaged in clashes on Saturday with over two dozen rebels from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that left four soldiers wounded and dealt a blow to the peace process.