Kurdish women fighters from the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and women wearing traditional dress  celebrating the spring festival of Newroz  in the Kurdish city of Qamishli, Syria. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters

Turkey’s Kurds yesterday marked the annual spring festival of Newroz with a call for the resumption of peace talks between the government and Kurdish (...)

A Turkish police officer holds an assault rifle during clashes with protesters demonstrating against government-imposed curfews on February 15th in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images

A claim of responsibility on Friday by the little-known Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (Tak) for last Wednesday’s bombing in Ankara, which killed 28 people(...)

A member of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) mans a mounted machine gun in the Al-Nashwa neighbourhood in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakeh last month. Photograph: Getty Images

Kurdish forces in northern Iraq who are fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants were attacked with chemical weapons a few days ago, (...)

 Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan greeting supporters during a rally in Ankara. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/EPA.

Turks began voting on Sunday in the closest parliamentary election in more than a decade, one that could pave the way for president Tayyip Erdogan to(...)

An injured man is carried after an explosion during an election rally of pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in Diyarbakir, Turkey. Photograph: Reuters

Two blasts ripped through a Kurdish rally in Turkey on Friday, killing two people and injuring more than 100 two days before a general election, and t(...)

 Kurdish flags on display  during a gathering celebrating Newroz, which marks the arrival of spring and the new year, in Diyarbakir, Turkey, March 21st, 2015. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan said on Saturday his militant group’s three-decade insurgency against the Turkish state had become “unsust(...)

Protesters against any possible Turkish action in Syria demonstrate in front of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves and used child soldiers in what may amo(...)

Masked supporters of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan. Ocalan is reported to have ordered his fighters yesterday to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a step to ending a conflict that has killed 40,000 people, riven the country and battered its economy. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish political party denied media reports that jailed Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan had told his fighters to lea(...)

Demonstrators hold Kurdish flags and portraits of jailed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Ocalan during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan has ordered his fighters to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil as a step to ending a conflic(...)