VICE News visited the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre, where a cycle of airstrikes and renewed attacks on Turkish troops threaten a return to a 30-year struggle that claimed more than 40,000 lives.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said border security would be increased as authorities probe the connections of a specific person they believe was a suicide bomber tied to Islamic State militants.
The blast took place outside a cultural center as a political group held a press conference discussing the reconstruction of majority Kurdish town of Kobane just across the Syrian border.
VICE News visited the Turksish village of Suruc, where 274 Kurds are being held indefinitely because they are suspected of belonging to the Kurdish nationalist organization YPG.
VICE News spoke with a young YPG fighter who said he planned to blow himself up at an Islamic State position to help defend his hometown in Syria on the Turkish border.