• In this Friday, July 31, 2015 photo, Metin Bekiroglu, right, accompanied by others talk about the recent round of violence between Turkey and Kurdish rebels, at a teahouse in the town of Lice, in southeastern Turkey. In an abrupt reversal, Turkey and the Kurdish rebels appear to be hurtling toward the return of an all-out conflict that plagued the nation for decades, before a fragile peace process was launched in 2012. (AP Photo/Desmond Butler)

    Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

    LICE, Turkey (AP) — The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire — igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground.

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  • A relative cries over the Turkish flag-draped coffin of Turkish soldier Kagan Kandemir, during his funeral in the town of Civril, Turkey, Friday, July 31, 2015. Kandemir, was one of the three Turkish troops that were killed on July 30 when Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK militants opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, according to the army. (AP Photo/Depo Photos)  TURKEY OUT

    2 soldiers dead, 24 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Kurdish rebels on Sunday detonated an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others, authorities said, amid a sharp escalation of violence between the government forces and the autonomy-seeking insurgents.

  • A United States Navy aeroplane about to land at the Incirlik Air Base, in the outskirts of the city of Adana, southern Turkey, Wednesday, July 29, 2015. Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgic said Wednesday, that an agreement allowing the U.S.-led coalition against the IS to launch airstrikes from Incirlik and other Turkish bases has been approved by Cabinet. Coalition forces could start using the bases “any moment,” Bilgic said. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

    Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels.

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