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Senior Kurdish rebel warns Turkey to progress reforms by September

ANKARA (Reuters) - The Turkish government must take concrete steps by September to advance a peace process with Kurdish militants or risk a return to hostilities, the co-head of the rebels' political wing was quoted as saying on Wednesday. Full story

Kurd militants give Turkey 'final warning' on peace deal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish militants issued what they said was a final warning to Turkey on Friday to take concrete steps to advance a peace process aimed at ending a three-decade insurgency, or be responsible for it grinding to a halt. Full story

Kurdish rebels promote hawk as peace process falters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Kurdish rebels have named a veteran senior militant as co-head of their political wing, replacing a relative moderate and clouding the future of a peace process with the Turkish state that has been disrupted by renewed violence. Full story

PKK militants attack Turkish military despite ceasefire

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Kurdish militants attacked two military outposts in southeastern Turkey, Turkish officials said on Thursday, breaking a three-month ceasefire, but they denied militant reports one soldier had been killed. Full story

Turkey faces pressure to advance Kurdish militant peace process

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party is pressing Ankara to advance a peace process with Kurdish militants before a parliament recess, drawing a government accusation on Friday that it was exploiting unrelated unrest to extract concessions. Full story

Kurdish rebel commander warns Turkish state sabotaging peace

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A top Kurdish militant commander warned on Wednesday a fragile peace process had been jeopardized by increased military activity and a lack of concrete steps by the government, including the continued detention of Kurdish politicians. Full story

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