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17 April 2014, Thursday
 
 
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PKK blocks road in Diyarbakır, kidnaps 3 more

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7 June 2012, Thursday /TODAY'S ZAMAN WITH WIRES
The terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) blocked a road leading to the Diyarbakır-Bingöl highway on Wednesday night and kidnapped three people, including a soldier.

A group of PKK militants reportedly stopped some 30 vehicles along the highway. They abducted three people, including Pvt. Ali Sabancı, who was travelling to his hometown of Gaziantep while on leave.

The PKK has recently stepped up its campaign of kidnapping civilians, with dozens having been abducted by the group in the past few weeks. A group of terrorists last week briefly abducted a British tourist.

The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU, NATO and the United States, has been waging a bloody war in Turkey's Southeast since 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict.

The organization is based in northern Iraq and launches attacks on Turkey from its hideouts in the mountainous region spanning the Iraq-Turkey border. The PKK also operates in various European cities.

Meanwhile, a 15-year-old boy was killed and one man was wounded in Turkey's troubled Southeast after gunfire erupted during the funeral of a PKK member, a local official said on Thursday.

There were conflicting accounts about who opened fire on the funeral procession in the town of Yüsekova near the border with Iraq after it turned into a rally in support of the PKK.

District Governor Aziz Üzeyir Özeren told reporters at the town in Hakkari province that PKK gunmen wearing civilian clothes rather than their usual green fatigues fired on protesters to stir up trouble. Teenager Özgür Taşar was killed and Veysel Yıldırım, 34, was wounded, Özeren said.

 
 
COMMENTS
Let's be clear, Kurdistan does not exist, just is a good reason for some politicians to play with poor and ignorant people, who would have no chance to live in normal circumstances if they would not s...k the blood of the Goverment they hate so much.... All is about the dirty and manupulative game o...
Kutup
GeneralSherman, you show again your primitive behavior in your unashamed racism against ethnic minorities of Turkiye (Kurds, Zazas, Aramaic, Armenian, Laz, etc.) by regularly presenting a solitary essay that hasn't a single proof of evidence. Either you are deliberately lying to provoke hate between...
H. Kohlmann
GeneralSherman, A loser is someone who doesn't live in their homeland and talks it up like it was the greatest place in the history of great places. A loser is someone that goes off on rants about Christian imperialism while posting under the name of a general from a Christian imperialist nation. H...
RVDV
Kidnapping and shooting 15 year old boys...this dirty organisation will never change.
No change there then
Yes Sherman, if what you say comes to pass, it will only be a monument to Turkish leaders barbarism and brutality! And some day, real Turks, not phonies like you, will put these leaders on trial just like they are putting the once mighty and untouchable generals on trial. BTW, if you are a Turk why...
MustafaKemal
Parwar doesn't realise that PKK are atheists and that they have denounced Allah, which doesn't fit into their marxist ideology. Kurd is turning a blind eye to the murderous acts of the PKK as usual and is pretending events which took place in the past are still happening. The fact remains, however, ...
Baris
parwar, the 30,000 dead PKK are burning in hell right now. Allah has nothing but contempt for terrorist losers backed by christian imperialists. How can you write something so stupid? Really, who has the PKK murdered aside from Muslims? The PKK itself has admitted that it is a christian/zoroastr...
GeneralSherman
parwar, Allah has nothing to do with the PKK who are christian, zoroastrian terrorists. That is why they get support from the US, israel, Russia, and European governments. They aren't brave at all. It's the most cowardly thing in the world to be part of a scheme by foreign imperialists. There is...
GeneralSherman
musa, Ocalan is going to die like a caged animal or, if a sensible government takes power in Turkiye, Ocalan will be executed.
GeneralSherman
The PKK is everywhere, for the Kurdish people is the PKK. The PKK is the answer to all the torture, rape and murder TURKS are committing towards the Kurdish people. You still murder, you still burn homes and you still torture. Even 10 year old Kurdish kids are imprisoned raped and tortured just beca...
Kurd
alah bless pkk members for their braveness.long live pkk and kurdistan.
parwar
free ocalan for these people.
musa
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