Turkey’s Monday Syndrom: Several attacks, including the American consulate in İstanbul…

A Turkish police officer has been captured in footage while taking down a female militant after she opened fire on the U.S. consulate building in Istanbul with another assailant.
A mine attack carried out by outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the southeastern province of Şırnak has killed four police officers, three days after an armed conflict between police and the youth wing of the PKK in the province
In Sultanbeyli district of İstanbul, policemen investigating the bombing attack carried out at night in front of the police station were opened fire in the morning. A police and two perpetrators died.
The İmralı committee, formed by members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to mediate the Kurdish peace talks, says the Justice and Development Party (AKP) has lost its credibility on the Kurdish peace process and no longer gives the committee permission to meet with Abdullah Öcalan, the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Despite its strong election win, the pro-Kurd HDP party may lose support as the government and PKK resume fighting.
Here is a round-up of Aug. 10 attacks in Istanbul and southeast Turkey, which left at least six Turkish security personnel dead. The terror attacks came after Ankara’s operations against the outlawed PKK, the DHKP-C and ISIL
An armed attack was carried out against the U.S. Consulate in Sarıyer district of İstanbul. A perpetrator was captured.
Local residents who protested the construction of a 2,600-kilometer road project planned to connect upland areas in eight provinces in the Black Sea region have been comprehensively searched with trained dogs by gendarmerie forces in Rize province while heading to a local festival
Even as Kurds are assisting in the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria, Turkey, a latecomer to the U.S.-led mission, is also bombarding Kurdish insurgent positions.

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