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.
Kurdish MP Salma Armak reported that PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan, still in Turkish prison, has reiterated his support for a return to the two-year ceasefire that was in place before Turkey launched airstrikes against the group in late July. It in fact wasn’t real to on their own ensure the shedding in the separatists’ get away.
The PKK – which fights for greater Kurdish autonomy – is viewed as a terrorist organization in both Europe and the United States. The group hit back, killing around 150 Turkish soldiers and police, according to pro-government media, which estimates that more than a thousand rebels died in the clashes. It said the PKK victims have been estimated to raise as…
After the attack, Turkish security forces neutralized 34 terrorists in air-assisted operation against the PKK in the region, the statement said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (photo) launched a major “anti-terrorist” campaign against the PKK in July.
The PKK casualties are expected to increase as security operations backed by Turkish fighter jets are still ongoing, the statement added.