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Bomb Crater after Attack Targets Turkish Police Amid Gov-PKK Tensions; Diyarbakır, Turkey, May 2016

Bomb Crater after Attack Targets Turkish Police Amid Gov-PKK Tensions; Diyarbakır, Turkey, May 2016

Taken on 2016-05-10

Crater left by explosion in Diyarbakır targeting Turkish police.

Source: Dr Partizan/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-05-11

Anakara Bombing Memorial; Ankara, Turkey, 15 Mar 2016

Anakara Bombing Memorial; Ankara, Turkey, 15 Mar 2016

Taken on 2016-03-15

Memorial at the site of the attack.

Source: Yıldız Yazıcıoğlu (VOA)/Wikipedia

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2018-03-13

Ankara Central Railway Station Bombings; Ankara, Turkey, Oct 2015

Ankara Central Railway Station Bombings; Ankara, Turkey, Oct 2015

Taken on 2015-10-10

On 10 October 2015 at 10:04 local time (EEST) in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, two bombs were detonated outside Ankara Central railway station. As of October 16, the death toll stood at 102 and more than 400 people were injured. The bombs appeared to target a "Labour, Peace and Democracy" rally organised by the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DİSK), the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB), the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the Turkish Medical Association (TTB) and the Confederation of Public Workers' Unions (KESK). The rally was held to protest against the growing conflict between the Turkish Armed Forces and the separatist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). The incident occurred 21 days before the scheduled 1 November general election. The attack was the deadliest of its kind in Turkey's modern history. The governing Justice and Development Party (AKP), the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) and the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) condemned the attack and called it an attempt to cause division within Turkey.CHP and MHP leaders heavily criticized the government for the security failure, whereas HDP directly blamed the AKP government for the bombings. Various political parties ended up cancelling their election campaigns while three days of national mourning were declared by the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. The Ankara Attorney General stated that they were investigating the possibility of two cases of suicide bombings. On October 19, one of the two suicide bombers was officially identified as Yunus Emre Alagöz, an ethnic Kurd from Adıyaman and the younger brother of Abdurrahman Alagöz, the perpetrator of the Suruç bombing; both brothers have suspected links to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the ISIL affiliated Dokumacılar group. (See 2015 Ankara Bombing Wiki page for more detail).

Source: BBC/Dokuz Haber

Uploaded by supriyaa on 2015-10-11

Kurdistan Workers Party Checkpoint; Tunceli Province, Turkey, Aug 2015

Kurdistan Workers Party Checkpoint; Tunceli Province, Turkey, Aug 2015

Taken on 2015-08-18

With a revamp of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) conflict with the Turkish state many Kurdish areas within Turkey have been declaring autonomy. One of those areas being the Tunceli Province (formerly known as Dersim). In response to this the PKK started to set up check points within the Dersim Province.

Source: Cahit Storm/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-08-20

Kurds in Erbil Protest Turkish Airstrikes Against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015

Kurds in Erbil Protest Turkish Airstrikes Against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015

Taken on 2015-07-25

Kurds in Erbil protest Turkish airstrikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), July 2015. In late July Turkey started airstrikes against ISIS, though they controversially started to target the airstrikes against PKK positions.

Source: Dilbar/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2015-07-27

Turkish Armor Deployed Against PKK during Escalation of Summer, 2012

Turkish Armor Deployed Against PKK during Escalation of Summer, 2012

Taken on 2012-08-08

On summer 2012, the conflict with the PKK took a violent curve, in parallel with the Syrian civil war as President Bashar al-Assad ceded control of several Kurdish cities in Syria to the PYD, the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, and Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu accused the Assad government of arming the group. In June and August there were heavy clashes in Hakkari province, described as the most violent in years as the PKK attempted to seize control of Şemdinli and engage the Turkish army in a "frontal battle" by blocking the roads leading to the town from Iran and Iraq and setting up DShK heavy machine guns and rocket launchers on high ground to ambush Turkish motorized units that would be sent to re-take the town. However the Turkish army avoided the trap by destroying the heavy weapons from the air and using long range artillery to root out the PKK.

Source: Voice of America (VOA)

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-29

Turkey Reinforces Border After Kurdish Gains in Syria, 2012

Turkey Reinforces Border After Kurdish Gains in Syria, 2012

Taken on 2012-08-06

Turkey reinforces its border at Ceylanpınar, near Syrian-Kurdish Ras Al Ayn.

Source: Voice of America (VOA)

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-29

Kurdish PKK Fighters Training in Mountains, 2012

Kurdish PKK Fighters Training in Mountains, 2012

Taken on 2012-01-01

Kurdish Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels training in the mountains between Turkey and Iraq. (Date Unknown) The PKK is a Kurdish political and military organization which from 1984 to 2013 fought an armed struggle against the Turkish state for cultural and political rights and self-determination for the Kurds in Turkey, but is defined as a terrorist organization in Turkey and certain Western states. In 2013, the PKK would accept a ceasefire agreement and began slowly withdrawing its fighters to the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq as part of the so-called "solution process" between the Turkish state and the long-disenfranchised Kurdish minority.

Source: VOA

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-08-29

Anti-PKK Demonstration, Istanbul

Anti-PKK Demonstration, Istanbul

Taken on 2007-10-22

Scene from an anti-PKK demonstration in Kadıköy, İstanbul, on 22 October 2007.

Source: QuartierLatin1968/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-03-12

London PKK Support

London PKK Support

Taken on 2003-04-01

Kurdistan Workers Party supporters in London, April 2003. Pro-PKK protesters hoist flags of Abdullah Öcalan.

Source: Francis Tyers/CC 3.0

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2014-03-12

Nusaybin After Turkish Army Bombardment; Turkey, 2016

Nusaybin After Turkish Army Bombardment; Turkey, 2016

Exact date taken unknown

The Kurdish city of Nusaybin in Turkey after being sieged and bombarded by the Turkish Army. The siege on Nusaybin has been part of the Turkish government's assault on Kurdish nationalist movements, and war against the PKK and YPS.

Source: Dr Partizan/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-05-25

Nur Neighborhood Under Aattack In Cizre; Turkey, 2015

Nur Neighborhood Under Aattack In Cizre; Turkey, 2015

Exact date taken unknown

Destruction in the Nur neighborhood of Cizre from conflict between Kurds and the Turkish government. The Turkish government claims they have been fighting members of the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) in Cizre, while Kurdish and human rights groups claim the government has been attacking civilians. Because of the conflict within the city authorities have issued a curfew.

Source: Zekî Ozmen/Twitter

Uploaded by parkinth on 2016-01-12

Sabiha Gökçen and her colleagues

Sabiha Gökçen and her colleagues

Taken on 1937-05-06

Sabiha Gökçen and her colleagues in front of Breguet 19, 1937-38

Source: Wikipedia/Turkish Airforce

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-09

Turkish soldiers and local people of Dersim region

Turkish soldiers and local people of Dersim region

Taken on 1937-03-04

Turkish soldiers and local people of Dersim region. They were exiled to other parts of Turkey, 1938.

Source: Wikipedia/Turkish Army

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-09

Halis-Ihsan Nuri-Ferzende

Halis-Ihsan Nuri-Ferzende

Taken on 1928-05-05

Leaders of Ararat rebellion: From left to right: Sipkanlı Halis Bey (Halis Öztürk, deputy of 9th, 10th, 11th Parliament from Ağrı), Ihsan Nuri Pasha, Hasenanlı Ferzende Bey

Source: Wikipedia/T.C.

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-09

Koçgiri Rebels

Koçgiri Rebels

Taken on 1920-04-04

Koçgiri Rebels

Source: Wikipedia/Sewas Maciran Habes

Uploaded by mfa1988 on 2014-07-09