Six Turkish soldiers killed in attack by PKK

Istanbul - Six Turkish soldiers were killed in a clash with rebels of the banned underground organization The Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), CNN-Turk reported Saturday.

Three dead in roadside explosion in south-east Turkey

Ankara  - Three state-employed village guards were killed in a roadside bomb explosion Friday in the south-eastern Turkish province of Batman, the Anadolu news agency reported.

The village guards were travelling in a minibus near the village of Sason when the roadside bomb was exploded via a remote-controlled device, Batman Governor Recep Kizilcik told Anadolu. Three others were injured in the blast, Kizilcik said.

No group claimed immediate responsibility for the attack but the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) is active in the region.

Ukraine police sieze Turk, 142 kilos of cocaine

Kiev - Ukrainian border police on Thursday seized a Turkish national and his lorry loaded with cocaine worth as much as 14.2 million dollars, the Interfax news agency reported.

Foreign minister optimistic Cyprus reunited by end of decade

Berlin  - Cypriot Foreign Minister Markos Kyprianou expressed optimism Friday that the divided eastern Mediterranean island would be reunited by the end of the decade.

Dozens treated after May Day clashes in Istanbul

TurkeyAnkara  -  Riot police clashed with demonstrators attempting to take part in May Day marches in Ista

EU gives cautious welcome to Turkey's freedom of speech bill

Brussels  - The European Union gave a cautious reception Wednesday to amendments approved by the Turkish parliament on its infamous Article 301 of the criminal code regulating freedom of speech.