The rejection came from Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar after a French official claimed that the Turkish navy had harassed one of France’s vessel taking part in a NATO mission in the Mediterranean.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who was hitting the campaign trail ahead of the June 24 election, told voters in Diyarbakir that all the country's citizens had the same rights irrespective of their background.
Kurds are often described as one of the largest stateless people. While other stateless nations do exist, the Kurdish question is complex and goes back generations. So who are these stateless people, and where did it all begin?
Baghdad 's seizure of Kirkuk and swathes of northern Iraq has left the Kurds defeated, divided and displaced.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warns the Kurdish Regional Government against holding a referendum on independence, and backs Baghdad's stand for protecting the unity of Iraq.
People who polled "yes" and people who polled "no" to Turkey's transition to a presidential system share the same reason: they want peace and an end to PKK-linked violence.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said the Kirkuk provincial assembly's decision "will not help Iraq's future, stability and security."
Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Manbij needs to be cleared from YPG militants before Turkey takes the fight to Raqqa – the de facto capital of Daesh in Syria.
At least 48 people dead, over 100 injured after truck bomb exploded near security headquarters in the city of Qamishli, Hasaka.
Kurdish and Shiite Turkmen paramilitary forces clash in Tuz Khurmatu city of northern Iraq, killing at least eight people and cutting a strategic road between Baghdad and Kirkuk
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