Kurdish People

Talking points

Justin Welby

In Canterbury, England, Justin Welby is enthroned as the new Archbishop of Canterbury and head of the Anglican Church.

Thursday, 21 March, 2013, 2:50am

Kurd militants kill 7 Turkish soldiers in convoy attack-sources

Kurdish militants fired rockets at a military convoy in eastern Turkey on Tuesday, killing seven soldiers and wounding more than 60, security sources said, in a further sign that the conflict in the region is deepening.

18 Sep 2012 - 9:46pm

29 dead as Kurdish rebels clash with Turkey forces

Kurdish rebels armed with machine-guns and rocket launchers attacked a security complex in southeastern Turkey overnight, triggering fierce clashes that left about 29 people dead, local sources said on Monday.

“Nine security agents were killed and eight others wounded,” said Vahdettin Ozkan, governor of Sirnak province.

3 Sep 2012 - 2:41pm

Gentle giant's on top of the world

Sultan Kosen always stands out in a crowd. But that's no surprise: he is the tallest man in the world.

The gentle giant is 29 and from Mardin, Turkey. He was in Hong Kong last week to promote Ripleys' New Guinness World Record Attractions in Asia.

12 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A towering presence at home among skyscrapers

The tallest man in the world apologised to Hong Kong people yesterday for giving them cricks in their necks.

'They have difficulty talking to me as they need to raise their heads high,' Sultan Kosen said. 'I am sorry I may have made their necks hurt.'

8 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


It has been said that people who don't learn from history are condemned to repeat it. You can't say that about Security Secretary Regina 'Broom-head' Ip (right).

21 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Regime change easy part of US ambitions

The United States promised that overthrowing Iraqi President Saddam Hussein would be the start of a process of reshaping the Middle East. It is an ambitious proposal fraught with the potential for disaster.

23 Mar 2003 - 12:00am

A chance for peace

Yesterday's decision announced by Kurdish guerillas to abandon war for politics gives Turkey yet another chance to deal with its largest and most fractious minority in a reasonable way. With luck and wisdom, Ankara could now end a bloody insurgency that has cost some 31,000 lives, slowed economic development and given Turkey one of the world's worst records in the human rights field.

11 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Vicious ally

In the wake of Nato's attack on a sovereign nation, it is refreshing to get the half truths and preaching from the 'defenders of the free world' in Washington. What is rather interesting is that a Nato member and ally of the US, Turkey, is considered a worthy ally in this moral cause.

31 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Seeking justice

The tragedy of the Kurds now being carried to the streets of Europe is as intractable as any other internecine struggle troubling the United Nations.

19 Feb 1999 - 12:00am


Milo Batoon (South China Morning Post, September 24) fancies himself as a political analyst when he makes sweeping statements like the US, 'has been training people around the world to destroy their own countries and fight their own governments'; the US sends 'people to train the Kurds to destroy Iraq, Iran and Turkey', and, 'trained rebels in the Philippines to wage war against the government'

26 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Carping over the Kurds' capers

There is a new threat to the Kurdish people and it is nothing to do with Saddam Hussein, Iran, Turkey or even Stealth bombers and Cruise missiles.

14 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

A day to join hands for our ideals

TODAY is the 54th anniversary of the adoption of Pakistan Resolution, an event which decisively altered the course of history of the Muslims of the South Asian Sub-continent.

23 Mar 1994 - 12:00am