As the winter ceasefire declared by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) comes to an end, FRANCE 24's correspondent goes face to face with the leader of a group classified as a terrorist organisation by the US, the EU and Turkey.
Turkish officials say an attack on a wedding party in mainly Kurdish south-eastern Turkey that left 44 people dead was most likely the result of a family blood feud. Eight people have been detained in connection with the assault.
At least 45 people were killed in an attack on a wedding party a village of Mardin in southeastern Turkey, a mainly Kurdish area, on Monday. Turkish officials have ruled out that terrorists could be involved.
Police raided an apartment in the Bostanci district of Istanbul to arrest a suspected extremist leader, resulting in the latter's death. A police officer and a civilian also died in the raid, said to be part of a larger anti-PKK sting operation.
Turkish politicians wooing Kurdish votes are testing the Kurdish language taboo. But while the Turkish PM's Kurdish language foray raised eyebrows, DTP chief Ahmet Turk (photo) was silenced on air during a parliamentary speech.
As the March 29 local elections draw closer, Turkey’s ruling party has been desperately courting the Kurdish vote by dishing out household gadgets to the poor. But relatives of the disappeared seek explanations - not gizmos. Part 1 of 2.
Police violently broke up a Kurdish rally of 2,000 people, including two Kurdish MPs and local politicians, gathered in Batman city on Saturday for a protest march in honour of PKK founder Abdullah Ocalan, who was arrested 10 years ago.
Turkey has sought close relations and economic cooperation with Baghdad but the safe haven the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) enjoys in neighbouring northern Iraq has cast a shadow on bilateral ties.