The attacks took place in the district of Beytüşşebap in Şırnak province, one at 11 p.m. on Thursday night and the other at 5:40 a.m. early on Friday morning, a statement from the General Staff said. This province is close to Turkey’s border with Iraq.
Tensions in Turkey escalated in late July, when the country launched a military campaign against the PKK in southern Turkey and northern Iraq, after the militants claimed responsibility for the murders of two Turkish police officers.
The pro-Kurdish Peoples Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey officially submitted its list of candidates for a general election on November 1, following inconclusive polls in June. Since that time, the PKK has killed at least 120 Turkish soldiers and police.
A number of Mare’a residents said they suffered from asphyxiation after the ISIL terrorists fired shells seemingly containing toxic materials at the town on Saturday, Syria’s official SANA news agency reported.
Kurdish forces attacked Islamic State insurgents in a cluster of villages in Iraq’s northern province of Kirkuk on Wednesday, bent on securing territory they have gained in the course of rolling back the jihadists since last summer.
About giving the Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu the mandate before the 45-day deadline, Erdogan said: “Why would I invite him [Kilicdaroglu] to Bestepe [Presidential Palace], [he] who said “I do not recognize Bestepe”.