Two police officers were killed in a gun attack on a police station in the southern province of Adana that also left two militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) dead. Around eight PKK militants carried out an armed attack early July 31 on the Pozantı Police Department. Source Hurriyet Daily
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The UN Security Council on Sept. 21 warned that a referendum on independence by Iraq’s Kurdistan region was potentially destabilizing, adding its weight to international opposition to the vote. Source: Daily News
Turkey, Iran and Iraq have agreed to consider taking “coordinated counter-measures” against the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) bid to hold independence referendum at a trilateral foreign ministers’ meeting in New York, days before the Sept. 25 vote in northern Iraq. Source: Daily News
About 500 migrants from the Middle East reached Romania across the Black Sea from Turkey in about a month, coastguards said on Monday, in a sharp increase the European Union says shows smugglers are testing alternative routes into Europe. Source Reuters