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February 3, 1990 | Reuters
About 400 Iraqi Kurdish refugees have been treated in Diyarbakir hospitals after eating poisoned bread, hospital officials said Friday. Physicians said a possible cause was the use of poor yeast to make bread for some of the 11,500 Iraqi Kurds given temporary shelter in the southeastern city. There are more than 30,000 Iraqi Kurdish refugees in Turkey. A similar poisoning outbreak was reported among Iraqi Kurds in southeastern Turkey last June. Turkey said it was caused by tainted food.
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August 27, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Beleaguered Turkish officials called Monday for international assistance to aid escalating numbers of Syrian refugees arriving at Turkey's borders, and French President Francois Hollande said his country would recognize new Syrian leadership as soon as "it is formed. " Hollande called on those opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad to declare a "provisional government. " Many experts view even a provisional government in exile as a distant goal since the Syrian opposition remains deeply divided along political, ethnic and sectarian lines and lacks a unified leadership.
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September 14, 1995 | Reuters
Turkish Kurd refugees in two camps in northern Iraq have taken several U.N. workers hostage as a shield against possible attacks by an Iraqi Kurdish faction, a United Nations official and other sources said Wednesday. Kurdistan Democratic Party, or KDP, fighters have encircled the camps in Atrush as part of their hunt for rival guerrillas of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, officials said. Viktor Wahlroos, Iraq's acting U.N. coordinator in Baghdad, said at least two U.N.
NEWS
January 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities, who have picked up more than 1,200 immigrants in the past week, braced for the arrival of 1,300 more as coast guards and a pro-Kurdish news agency in Turkey said other ships were on their way. A ship carrying 386 people, more than half of them Kurds, had arrived earlier, and Italy stood firmly by its stated aim to grant asylum to Kurds fleeing persecution.
NEWS
January 3, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Authorities, who have picked up more than 1,200 immigrants in the past week, braced for the arrival of 1,300 more as coast guards and a pro-Kurdish news agency in Turkey said other ships were on their way. A ship carrying 386 people, more than half of them Kurds, had arrived earlier, and Italy stood firmly by its stated aim to grant asylum to Kurds fleeing persecution.
NEWS
April 30, 1989
Daniele Mitterrand, the wife of French President Francois Mitterrand, flew to Turkey to visit thousands of Kurdish refugees who fled an Iraqi army offensive last summer. A Turkish government official in Ankara said Mitterrand is visiting "on her own initiative." She is scheduled to tour several refugee camps in Turkish Kurdistan during her four-day stay. Kurdish officials in Western Europe said they hope the first visit to any part of Kurdistan by such a prominent foreigner will focus attention on the plight of Iraqi Kurds both in Turkey and Iraq.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the world's biggest relief efforts has finally begun gaining momentum on the rugged Turkish-Iraqi frontier, in the belated rush to help about 400,000 cold and hungry Kurdish refugees, international relief officials said Thursday. As freezing rain and snow lashed the refugees for the third straight day, helicopters from the United States and other Western nations flew in supplies after aid-laden trucks became stuck in the mountain roads near the 200-mile-long frontier.
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August 25, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government Friday formally reopened Jordan's border with Iraq, a frontier it was unable in fact to fully shut down because of the press of refugees fleeing Kuwait who trekked across the desert despite intense heat, lack of water and threat of disease. Jordan announced that it would try to regulate the flow of migrants into the country and keep it at 20,000 a day, but that goal seemed unrealistic.
WORLD
August 27, 2012 | By Patrick J. McDonnell, Los Angeles Times
BEIRUT - Beleaguered Turkish officials called Monday for international assistance to aid escalating numbers of Syrian refugees arriving at Turkey's borders, and French President Francois Hollande said his country would recognize new Syrian leadership as soon as "it is formed. " Hollande called on those opposed to Syrian President Bashar Assad to declare a "provisional government. " Many experts view even a provisional government in exile as a distant goal since the Syrian opposition remains deeply divided along political, ethnic and sectarian lines and lacks a unified leadership.
WORLD
June 9, 2013 | By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - Two years into a civil war that shows no signs of ending, the Obama administration is considering resettling refugees who have fled Syria, part of an international effort that could bring thousands of Syrians to American cities and towns. A resettlement plan under discussion in Washington and other capitals is aimed at relieving pressure on Middle Eastern countries straining to support 1.6 million refugees, as well as assisting hard-hit Syrian families. The State Department is "ready to consider the idea," an official from the department said, if the administration receives a formal request from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees, which is the usual procedure.
NEWS
September 14, 1995 | Reuters
Turkish Kurd refugees in two camps in northern Iraq have taken several U.N. workers hostage as a shield against possible attacks by an Iraqi Kurdish faction, a United Nations official and other sources said Wednesday. Kurdistan Democratic Party, or KDP, fighters have encircled the camps in Atrush as part of their hunt for rival guerrillas of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, officials said. Viktor Wahlroos, Iraq's acting U.N. coordinator in Baghdad, said at least two U.N.
NEWS
April 12, 1991 | HUGH POPE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
One of the world's biggest relief efforts has finally begun gaining momentum on the rugged Turkish-Iraqi frontier, in the belated rush to help about 400,000 cold and hungry Kurdish refugees, international relief officials said Thursday. As freezing rain and snow lashed the refugees for the third straight day, helicopters from the United States and other Western nations flew in supplies after aid-laden trucks became stuck in the mountain roads near the 200-mile-long frontier.
NEWS
August 25, 1990 | DANIEL WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The government Friday formally reopened Jordan's border with Iraq, a frontier it was unable in fact to fully shut down because of the press of refugees fleeing Kuwait who trekked across the desert despite intense heat, lack of water and threat of disease. Jordan announced that it would try to regulate the flow of migrants into the country and keep it at 20,000 a day, but that goal seemed unrealistic.
NEWS
February 3, 1990 | Reuters
About 400 Iraqi Kurdish refugees have been treated in Diyarbakir hospitals after eating poisoned bread, hospital officials said Friday. Physicians said a possible cause was the use of poor yeast to make bread for some of the 11,500 Iraqi Kurds given temporary shelter in the southeastern city. There are more than 30,000 Iraqi Kurdish refugees in Turkey. A similar poisoning outbreak was reported among Iraqi Kurds in southeastern Turkey last June. Turkey said it was caused by tainted food.
NEWS
April 30, 1989
Daniele Mitterrand, the wife of French President Francois Mitterrand, flew to Turkey to visit thousands of Kurdish refugees who fled an Iraqi army offensive last summer. A Turkish government official in Ankara said Mitterrand is visiting "on her own initiative." She is scheduled to tour several refugee camps in Turkish Kurdistan during her four-day stay. Kurdish officials in Western Europe said they hope the first visit to any part of Kurdistan by such a prominent foreigner will focus attention on the plight of Iraqi Kurds both in Turkey and Iraq.
NEWS
January 4, 1988 | Times Wire Services
An employee at the West German Embassy was shot to death near the Eiffel Tower early today, and a leaflet found in the victim's pocket claimed that a Kurdish nationalist group was responsible, officials said. In a call to a Turkish news agency in London today, the same group claimed that it had placed a bomb aboard a West German jetliner that crashed near the Aegean coast Saturday and killed 16 people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1988
Last month 65,000 Kurds fled from Iraq into Turkey, the survivors of three days of chemical-weapons attacks on their villages by Iraqi government forces. The State Department quickly concluded that the Kurds, Iraqi citizens whose long quest for independence has made them enemies of the state, had in fact been attacked with poison gas--a weapon outlawed for more than 60 years by international agreement.
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