January 24, 1991 |
Threatening retaliation, Iraq on Wednesday accused Turkey of unprovoked aggression in allowing U.S. warplanes to attack Iraqi targets from the Incirlik Air Base on the outskirts of this southern city. There was no immediate response from a Turkish government that has been reluctant to acknowledge the raids from Incirlik, which have given allied forces a second front in the air war against Iraq.
March 4, 2009 |
You gotta love any kitchen tool that you can get at Home Depot. At the top of my list of must-have hardware-store cooking gear -- along with an inexpensive Microplane and a blowtorch -- is a simple ball of string. Or at least it's my favorite until Thomas Keller figures out how to sous-vide with duct tape. String, specifically cotton butcher's or kitchen twine, is one of the most useful things you can have in your kitchen.
April 22, 1992 |
In a development that would please the United States, visiting British Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd won Turkish backing Tuesday for continuing an allied security zone in northern Iraq to protect 3 million Kurds there from Saddam Hussein. There had been doubts about Turkey's willingness to continue playing host to the American, British and French warplanes that patrol the zone.
May 31, 1993 |
At least 50 Kurdish rebels and three Turkish soldiers were reported killed Sunday in government attacks on guerrilla mountain hide-outs in eastern and southeastern Turkey. Security forces have staged large-scale, search-and-destroy operations against the Kurdish Workers Party since rebels shot and killed 33 soldiers and two civilians last Monday.
December 27, 2004 |
A woman doused her body with gasoline and set herself ablaze in a busy Istanbul square to protest Turkey's maximum-security prison system. Passersby put out the fire and the 26-year-old woman survived, the Anatolia news agency reported. She had reportedly served time in prison for being a member of the banned Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front, a Marxist group that calls for the overthrow of the government in Ankara.
November 14, 2001 |
Turkey's security forces raided two Istanbul neighborhoods in a bid to end a hunger strike that has cost more than 40 lives and thrown a spotlight on the country's poor human rights record. In one raid, police used tear gas and clashed with about 50 people who threw stones and Molotov cocktails. A second operation led to the arrest of seven hunger strikers and many of their supporters, the state-run Anatolian news agency reported. The strikers are protesting prison conditions.