Clashes after Kurdish prisoner suicide in Turkish jail

The death of a Kurdish activist on hunger strike in a Turkish prison sparks clashes between supporters and police near his grave, as his lawyers and Kurdish party officials say he had committed suicide.

Ghost towns: Conflict stymies campaigning in southeastern Turkey

Candidates campaigning for upcoming local elections in southeastern Turkey have a serious conundrum: the villages they want to run have been largely emptied by clashes between Kurdish rebels and Turkish soldiers. For the March 31 municipal elections, the representatives of these ghost districts are now chasing voters who are simply not home.

In Iraqi Kurdistan, hikers and skiers are at play

In the snowy mountains of northern Iraq, skiers, both locals and foreigners, participate in The Snow Festival, organised by the Kurdish department of tourism, while others take to hiking

Turkish police blocks pro-Kurdish protest in Istanbul

Turkish authorities prevent pro-Kurdish opposition deputies from marching in Istanbul in solidarity with a colleague on hunger strike to denounce the detention conditions of the leader of a Kurdish guerrilla group. Several dozen police officers equipped with riot shields surround some 40 elected officials and activists of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP, pro-Kurdish) to prevent them from going down Istiklal Avenue, in the heart of Istanbul.

Pro-Kurdish party holds rally in support of hunger strikers

Thousands of protesters join a rally in Istanbul called by a pro-Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), to show support for hunger strikes against prison conditions of Kurdish militant leader Abdullah Ocalan.