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AUG 19, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Turkey seeks talks with Iraq-based Kurdish rebels: deputy PM

Turkey wants to hold direct talks with Kurdish rebels based in Iraq to help revive stalled peace talks, a senior Turkish official said Tuesday. The military headquarters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) -- which has waged a 30-year insurgency against the Turkish authorities for self-rule -- is in the Kandil mountains of northern Iraq. Deputy Prime Minister Besir ...

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AUG 19, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Clash over Kurdish rebel statue in Turkey kills 1

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Backed by military helicopters and armored vehicles, Turkish troops clashed with Kurdish protesters trying to block the removal of a statue of a Kurdish rebel fighter on Tuesday, in violence that killed one person and injured two, officials and media reports said. Fighting broke out at a cemetery near the southeastern town of Lice, where the ...

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AUG 14, 2014 - Huffington Post

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While Their Own Country Is Torn Apart By War, Syrians Are Giving Aid To Yazidis

Fleeing approaching Islamic State militants, tens of thousands of members of the Yazidi community in Iraq have found refuge in an unlikely place -- war-torn Syria. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) said Thursday that at least 15,000 Yazidi refugees are sheltering in Syria's Kurdish north, after fleeing from Iraq in early August when the Islamic State captured Yazidi towns. ...

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AUG 13, 2014 - Washington Times

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France to send military hardware in support of Kurdish rebels

France said it would begin rushing military hardware to Kurdish rebels in Iraq on Wednesday, the latest in mounting European support for an increasingly militarized and multinational campaign against al Qaeda-inspired extremists in northern Iraq. The French move came as the European Union's foreign policy office announced that EU foreign ...

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AUG 12, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Syrian Kurdish fighters rescue stranded Yazidis

Syrian Kurdish fighters who battled militants to carve out an escape route for tens of thousands trapped on a mountaintop. While the U.S. and Iraqi militaries struggle to aid the starving members of Iraq's Yazidi minority with supply drops from the air, the Syrian Kurds took it on themselves to rescue them. The Yazidis, a Kurdish-speaking minority who follow an ...

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