Turkish army denies hitting civilians but when remembering Roboski/Uludere…

Turkey’s military on August 2 denied allegations that it hit civilians in the village of Zargala during air strikes and said the target was a shelter for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants
Two soldiers were killed and 31 injured Aug. 2 in a suicide attack by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Ağrı
Turkey’s efforts to end the decades old Kurdish conflict are ‘going through a fatal breakdown,’ the group overseeing the peace process says

Some of the most successful fighters against the Islamic State are being isolated and attacked by America’s new favorite ally in the region.

Kurdish militias are achieving the stated goals of the Obama administration — to “degrade and ultimately destroy” ISIS — as well or better than any other fighting force. From Kobane to the recent liberation of Tel Abyad, Kurdish militias have won hard-fought victories against ISIS fighters in Syria, while preventing the advance of ISIS into northern Iraq.

Selahattin Demirtaş, co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has called on both the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the government to reach a cease-fire while accusing an adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of leading a plan to close down his party
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, for talks in Beijing on July 29, in a visit expected to cover trade ties, missile defense program bargaining and spat over the Asian giant’s Uighur minority
news.xinhuanet.com – Jul 29, 4:28 PM
Chinese President Xi Jinping holds a welcoming ceremony for his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, July 29, 2015. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

BEIJING, July 29 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday, and they pledged mutual support on issues of major concern. The leaders agreed that the two sides should keep in

foreignpolicy.com – Leela Jacinto – Mar 20, 2014, 4:07 PM

The ink had barely dried on the “game-changer” headlines proclaiming Turkey’s much-delayed entry in the war against the Islamic State (IS), when Kurdish activists began sounding “game-unchanged” warnings on Twitter. The

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ramps up tensions with Kurdish militants, saying he cannot continue a two-year-old peace process with them.

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