Kurds and human rights associations have asked international democracy powers and Turkey to recognise the Halabja Massacre of 1988 as genocide as they commemorate the massacre 35 years later.
Finland’s Sauli Niinistö arrived in Turkey on Thursday to visit the quake-hit southeast, before meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday.
The left-wing Labour and Freedom Alliance in Turkey reached a consensus to enter the 14 May presidential and parliamentary elections as a united front of six parties, the parties announced after a meeting on Thursday.
Floods claim 15 lives in Turkey’s southeastern Kurdish provinces, including a Syrian refugee family, as search and rescue operations continue.
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