ISTANBUL (AP) — A Kurdish politician has announced the end of a hunger strike by prisoners demanding improved conditions for Abdullah Ocalan, the imprisoned leader of an outlawed Kurdish rebel...
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's justice minister says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan will be allowed regular visits by his lawyers to his island prison.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has called on hundreds of hunger-striking prisoners "not to endanger their lives."
Rights group: 3,000 prisoners on hunger strike in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The number of prisoners who have joined a hunger strike to press Turkish authorities to end the isolation in jail of Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has increased to...
Kurdish lawmaker on hunger strike released from Turkish jail
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has ordered the release of an imprisoned pro-Kurdish lawmaker who has been on hunger strike.
Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Friday Leyla Guven is to be released pending trial on terror charges but barred from leaving the country.
Kurdish party: 162 inmates on hunger strike in Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Scores of prisoners across Turkey have joined a hunger strike in a show of solidarity with an imprisoned opposition legislator who has been refusing food since November, a pro-Kurdish party legislator said Wednesday.
European court rejects jailed Kurdish leader torture claim
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a complaint alleging that imprisoned Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan had been subjected to ill-treatment.
Ocalan's lawyers complained that he had been tortured and threatened by guards on the prison-island of Imrali near Istanbul on Oct 7, 2008.
German police break up Kurds’ protest of Turkish military op
BERLIN (AP) — German police broke up a protest rally of more than 20,000 Kurdish immigrants after participants refused to take down flags and symbols of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party, German news agency dpa reported Saturday.
The demonstrators had come to the western city of Cologne from all over Germany to protest Turkey's recent military operation in a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria.
Turkey summons German ambassador over Kurdish festival
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's foreign ministry has summoned Germany's ambassador in Ankara to protest the country for allowing "terror propaganda" by Kurdish militants.
The ministry said late Saturday that a festival in Cologne used "symbols" of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, including pictures of the group's leader Abdullah Ocalan, imprisoned in Turkey.
Turkey blasts claimed by Kurdish militants; country mourns
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey declared a national day of mourning and paid tribute to the dead Sunday after two bombings in Istanbul killed 38 people and wounded 155 others near a soccer stadium. The carnage was claimed by a Turkey-based Kurdish militant group.
The Kurdistan Freedom Falcons, or TAK, said two of its members had sacrificed their lives in the Saturday night attack that targeted security forces outside the Besiktas stadium shortly after the conclusion of a match.
Jailed Kurdish leader urges Turkey to resume peace talks
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party has renewed a call for Turkey's government to resume talks with Kurdish militants aimed at ending the long-running conflict that has cost thousands of lives.
Anadolu said Abdullah Ocalan's message was relayed Monday by his brother Mehmet Ocalan, who was allowed to visit the PKK leader at his island prison south of Istanbul the day before the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha.
Jailed PKK leader to meet with family for Islamic holiday
ISTANBUL (AP) — The imprisoned leader of the Kurdish rebels will be allowed to meet with family during an upcoming Islamic holiday, Turkish authorities announced Saturday.
Turkey's state-run Anadolu news agency reports that Abdullah Ocalan, leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party or PKK, has been granted permission to see his brother Mehmet Ocalan during Eid al-Adha.
The festival started Saturday, but the timing of the visit was classified.
Thousands of Kurds demonstrate in Cologne, Germany
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Thousands of Kurds, including many carrying flags with the image of jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, demonstrated in the German city of Cologne Saturday against the Turkish government's policies.