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Secretary of State Blinken Blames PKK for Deaths of Turkish Hostages

In a quick turnaround of diplomacy, the new US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, acknowledged late on Monday that the Kurdish separatist group PKK was indeed responsible for the recent killings of 13 Turkish nationals in a cave in...

Turkey and US in Row Over Killings in Iraq

In a very unusual move, Turkey recalled its ambassador to Washington on Monday over a statement made by the United States regarding the recent killing of thirteen kidnapped Turks in the nation of Iraq. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared...

Turkish Forces Arrest PKK Suspects Near Greek Border

Two people allegedly tied to the Kurdish PKK group have been detained near Turkey's border with Greece, Ankara's military claimed on Monday. State-run Anadolu Agency said a third person was also arrested in the incident near the Pazarkule border crossing...

Greeks 'Fighting Turks in Syria' TV Report Claims

A report by Turkish television network TRT alleges that Greeks are fighting on the side of Kurds against Turkish forces in Syria’s Afrin. The report comes at a period of heightened tensions between the two NATO allies over sovereignty of...

Greece Caught in 1999 'Debacle' over PKK Chief's Arrest

February 1999 was a month when relations between Greece, Turkey and the United States were put to the test, as the Greek authorities tried to hide the fugitive founder and leader of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) Abdullah Ocalan. The PKK...

Greek Generals Fired Over PKK Book Airing

Greek Defense Minister Panos Panayotopulos has discharged the head of the War Museum and three other generals following the presentation of a book by Murat Karayilan, a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which is listed as...