Kurdish people http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24065/all en Iraqi Sunnis, Kurds boycott cabinet session to back protests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>BAGHDAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Iraqi Sunni Muslim and Kurdish<br /> ministers boycotted a cabinet session on Tuesday to show support<br /> for protests that threaten Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri<br /> al-Maliki's fragile cross-sectarian government, lawmakers and a<br /> government source said.</p> <p>Thousands of protesters have demonstrated and blocked a key<br /> highway in Iraq's Sunni provinces for more than two weeks to<br /> challenge Maliki, a leader many Sunnis feel has marginalised<br /> their community a year after the last U.S. troops pulled out.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/iraqi-sunnis-kurds-boycott-cabinet-session-back-protests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al Maliki I Government Asia Fertile Crescent Iraq Iraqi parliamentary election Jalal Talabani Kurdish people Middle East Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:00:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731526 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Turkey, Ocalan map out steps to end Kurdish conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Jailed militant agrees four-stage process to disarmament</p> <p>* Kurdish politicians, PKK give cautious welcome</p> <p>* Pro-Kurdish party seeks role in negotiations</p> <p>* 40,000 killed since conflict began in 1984</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-turkey-ocalan-map-out-steps-end-kurdish-conflict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Öcalan Abdullah Ocalan Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 5 of the European Convention on Human Rights Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights Asia European Convention on Human Rights Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdish people Kurdish–Turkish conflict Kurdistan independence movement Kurdistan Workers' Party Murat Karayılan Social Issues War Workers Party Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 16:00:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731666 at http://www.globalpost.com Kurds still want more autonomy though say peace effort is sincere http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/kurds-still-want-more-autonomy-though-say-peace-effort-sincere <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Demirtas says greater autonomy still wanted by all Kurds</p> <p>* Erdogan says peace moves are sincere</p> <p>* Kurdish party has applied for second visit to PKK leader</p> <p>By Jonathon Burch and Gulsen Solaker</p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition party said on Wednesday a new push to find a political solution to the long Kurdish conflict appeared to be serious but greater autonomy for the Kurds was still a main demand.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/kurds-still-want-more-autonomy-though-say-peace-effort-sincere" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment Kurdish people Middle East Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:45:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732247 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Paris murders show complexity of PKK peace drive http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-paris-murders-show-complexity-pkk-peace-drive <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Here is a look at the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), as three Kurdish women, one of them a founding member of the militant group, were killed in Paris.</p> <p>* PKK ORIGINS - Abdullah Ocalan founded the Marxist-Leninist group in 1978. It took up arms against Turkey in 1984 with the aim of creating an independent Kurdistan in the mainly Kurdish areas of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. It is now seeking greater Kurdish rights and limited autonomy in southeast Turkey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/factbox-paris-murders-show-complexity-pkk-peace-drive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East Workers Party Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732613 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 6-Founder of Kurdish PKK among three women slain in Paris http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-6-founder-kurdish-pkk-among-three-women-slain-paris <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Killings come as Turkey holds peace talks</p> <p>* Founding member of PKK militant group among dead</p> <p>* Possible victims of internal feud with Kurdish group</p> <p>By Nicholas Vinocur and Daren Butler</p> <p>PARIS/ISTANBUL, Jan 10 (Reuters) - A woman who helped found the Kurdish PKK rebel movement and two other women were found shot dead in Paris overnight after execution-style killings that cast a shadow over peace moves between Turkey and the guerrillas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/update-6-founder-kurdish-pkk-among-three-women-slain-paris" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:30:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732587 at http://www.globalpost.com Evidence suggests Paris murders an internal PKK feud-Turkish PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/evidence-suggests-paris-murders-internal-pkk-feud-turkish-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The execution-style killing in Paris of three Kurdish female activists, including a founder of the PKK militant group, appears to have been the result of an internal feud, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.</p> <p>Sakine Cansiz, a founding member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and two fellow activists were found shot in the head early on Thursday in an attack which overshadowed peace moves between Turkey and the guerrillas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/evidence-suggests-paris-murders-internal-pkk-feud-turkish-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 08:45:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733024 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Kurdish rebel group sees nationalist hand in Paris killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-kurdish-rebel-group-sees-nationalist-hand-paris-killin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Erdogan says may have been internal feud</p> <p>* Turkey puts European missions on alert</p> <p>* Kurds demonstrate in Germany and Sweden</p> <p>By Ayla Jean Yackley</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Kurdish rebels suggested on Friday that clandestine Turkish nationalists may have assassinated three Kurdish activists in Paris, but Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said the killings appeared to have been the result of an internal feud.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-kurdish-rebel-group-sees-nationalist-hand-paris-killin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East Social Issues Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:45:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733204 at http://www.globalpost.com Slain Kurdish activist Cansiz leaves stamp on militant PKK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/slain-kurdish-activist-cansiz-leaves-stamp-militant-pkk <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* One of founders of PKK rebel group</p> <p>* Gravitated early towards leftist, feminist circles</p> <p>* Tortured during years in prison</p> <p>* A key PKK financier in Europe</p> <p>* Hate figure for many Turks</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Clad in olive green battle fatigues and clutching an assault rifle, Sakine Cansiz looked every inch the rebel as she posed for a photo next to Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/slain-kurdish-activist-cansiz-leaves-stamp-militant-pkk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Abdullah Ocalan Asia Kurdish people Politics Technology War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:00:36 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733311 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Turkey wants France to explain contacts with Kurd leader http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-turkey-wants-france-explain-contacts-kurd-leader <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Edits, adds Paris protest, background)</p> <p>By Ayla Jean Yackley</p> <p>ISTANBUL/PARIS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan demanded on Saturday that French President Francois Hollande explain why he had met one of three Kurdish militants shot dead in Paris this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-turkey-wants-france-explain-contacts-kurd-leader" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East War Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:00:27 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733554 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Kurdish militant leader to meet brother after killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/jailed-kurdish-militant-leader-meet-brother-after-killings <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant chief Abdullah Ocalan was to be visited by his brother in prison on Monday after the killing of three Kurdish activists in Paris cast a shadow over nascent peace talks he is conducting with Turkish authorities.</p> <p>The dialogue, which Turkish media reports say have yielded a framework for full negotiations, began after Ocalan called on hundreds of PKK inmates to end a hunger strike last November, an appeal issued through his brother.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/jailed-kurdish-militant-leader-meet-brother-after-killings" target="_blank">read more</a></p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 12:00:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734093 at http://www.globalpost.com Jailed Kurdish rebel chief demands Paris murders solved soon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/jailed-kurdish-rebel-chief-demands-paris-murders-solved-soon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ocalan condemns killings, sends condolences</p> <p>* Many see murders as bid to sabotage peace moves</p> <p>* PKK leader held in island jail since 1999 capture</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan called on French police to solve the murders of three Kurdish activists quickly, his brother said, but he gave no indication their killing would disrupt nascent peace talks between him and Turkish officials.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/jailed-kurdish-rebel-chief-demands-paris-murders-solved-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:00:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734626 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish warplanes strike PKK targets in N. Iraq - media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/turkish-warplanes-strike-pkk-targets-n-iraq-media <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ISTANBUL, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes have attacked militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq in the first such attacks since details emerged of talks between the state and the rebels' jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan, media reports said.</p> <p>Broadcaster CNN Turk said several jets attacked PKK forces in areas of northern Iraq on Sunday in the first operation in 12 days and struck again on Monday evening. It did not identify a source for the report, which could not immediately be confirmed.</p> European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:00:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734830 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Turkey's PM Erdogan says won't bow to Kurdish militancy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-turkeys-pm-erdogan-says-wont-bow-kurdish-militancy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Turkey stands firm against PKK, wants end to suffering-PM</p> <p>* Erdogan says his one goal "is to halt the mothers' tears"</p> <p>* Warplanes strike PKK targets in northern Iraq</p> <p>* Many see Paris PKK murders as bid to sabotage peace moves</p> <p>* PKK's Ocalan condemns Paris killings, sends condolences</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-turkeys-pm-erdogan-says-wont-bow-kurdish-militancy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Entertainment European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people War Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 13:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734704 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Turkey to pursue Kurd rebels till they lay down arms-PM http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-turkey-pursue-kurd-rebels-till-they-lay-down-arms-pm <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Turkish jets reportedly bomb rebel positions in N.Iraq</p> <p>* Thousands gather for arrival of slain activists' bodies</p> <p>* Funerals of activists on Thursday, Erdogan urges calm (Adds arrival of activists' bodies in Diyarbakir, policeman killed in Mardin)</p> <p>By Jonathon Burch and Daren Butler</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/update-1-turkey-pursue-kurd-rebels-till-they-lay-down-arms-pm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Kurdish people Middle East Social Issues War Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:02:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735267 at http://www.globalpost.com Thousands rally for funeral of slain Kurdish activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* More than 10,000 gather in Kurdish stronghold</p> <p>* Killings cast shadow over nascent peace process</p> <p>* Turkish PM urges calm, says security forces vigilant</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>DIYARBAKIR, Turkey, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Thousands poured onto the streets of Turkey's main Kurdish city of Diyarbakir on Thursday for the funeral of three Kurdish activists killed in Paris, chanting pro-militant slogans as their coffins passed through the crowds.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/thousands-rally-funeral-slain-kurdish-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Convention on Human Rights Kurdish people Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:00:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735508 at http://www.globalpost.com