The Turkish government has unleashed a ruthless campaign against Kurds in the country's southeast, claiming many civilian lives. Now, thousands of Kurds have fled and a political solution is nowhere in sight.
The Turkish president has threatened to "clear Turkey's southern borders of terror" by targeting a Kurdish-held enclave in Syria. Turkish artillery has been shelling the area.
Turkey is outraged at US support for Kurdish fighters in Syria with Ankara claiming that the US is forming a "terror army." Foreign policy expert Ian Lesser warns that tensions could be inflamed further still.
An investigative report links Ankara to a boxing gang in Germany accused of going after opponents of the Turkish government. The report ties a Turkish MP close to President Erdogan to violent criminal activity.
Clashes between police and Kurdish protesters occurred over banned PKK symbols. Germany has taken a harder line against PKK symbols in response to criticism from Turkey.
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