Six people killed in PKK car bombing in Turkey’s southeast: deputy PM

16 08 2016
By Seyhmus Cakan | DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY

A car bomb killed six people including four police officers and a child outside a police station in southeastern Turkey on Monday, according to senior government officials who blamed the attack on Kurdish militants.

Twenty-one people, some of the police officers, were wounded in the bombing on a busy road between the city of Diyarbakir, the region’s largest, and the district of Bismil, Deputy Prime Ministers Numan Kurtulmus said.

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Turkey Launches First Air strikes on PKK in Iraq Since Coup: State Media

20 07 2016

The Turkish armed forces have carried out their first air strikes against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq since last week’s coup attempt, killing 20 fighters, state media reported Wednesday.

F-16 fighter jets late Tuesday hit targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, said the state-run Anadolu news agency, quoting security sources.

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11 suspected PKK members arrested in western Turkey

13 07 2016

Eleven suspected members of the terrorist PKK group were arrested by Turkish security forces in anti-terror raids Wednesday in the western province of Izmir.

According to security sources, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media, a shotgun, a gun and a series of organizational documents were also found during the raids.

The suspects have been charged with belonging to a terrorist organization and planning to act on behalf of a terrorist organization, the sources said.

The PKK — listed as a terrorist organization also by the U.S. and the EU — resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, nearly 600 security personnel, including troops, police officers and village guards have been martyred and more than 5,000 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.

SOURCE: http://aa.com.tr/en/todays-headlines/11-suspected-pkk-members-arrested-in-western-turkey/606556



Five soldiers killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast

10 07 2016

Five soldiers were killed in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Şemdinli district of the eastern province of Hakkari on July 10. Militants detonated a bomb while a military vehicle was passing in the Aktütün region at around midday, Doğan News Agency reported. Four soldiers died at the scene, while another was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. Reinforcements were sent to the scene and an operation was launched to apprehend the militants involved in the attack.

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Turkish warplanes hit PKK terror sites in SE Turkey

7 07 2016

ANKARA

Turkish warplanes bombed PKK terrorist sites in southeastern Sirnak province Thursday, military sources said.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, said fighter jets dropped bombs in Sirnak’s Cudi and Guclukonak rural areas between 9.33 a.m. (0633 GMT) and 10.45 a.m. (0745GMT), and destroyed seven targets.

The PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU — resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Since then, nearly 600 security personnel have been martyred and more than 5,000 PKK terrorists killed.

Source: http://aa.com.tr/en/todays-headlines/turkish-warplanes-hit-pkk-terror-sites-in-se-turkey/603823



Anti-drug drive against PKK ends in southeast Turkey

7 07 2016

Turkey’s fight to deprive PKK extremists of drug money saw the army destroy 64 million cannabis plants and nearly 15,500 kilograms of the drug, the military announced Monday.

The 12-day operation saw the army focus on the Lice, Hazro and Kocakoy districts of the southeastern province of Diyarbakir.

Around 7,500 troops and police were involved in the operation and 305 suspects were arrested. More than 40 have been remanded in custody to face trial.

Five members of the security forces were martyred and seven injured, the General Staff said in a statement, and 14 extremists were killed in the operation. Weapons including assault rifles, a machine gun, rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and ammunition were confiscated.

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PKK Bomb Attack Kills Police Officer in Diyarbakır

28 06 2016

One police officer was killed and seven people were wounded on June 28 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) car bomb attack in the Dicle district of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. Read the rest of this entry »



2 Soldiers Killed in PKK Attack in Eastern Turkey

27 06 2016

One soldier was killed and another two were wounded on June 27 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack in the eastern province of Bitlis, the General Staff has announced.

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PKK Terrorists Attack Kindergarten in Van Province

20 06 2016

PKK terrorists attacked a kindergarten with improvised explosive devices and Molotov cocktails in Turkey’s eastern Van province on Sunday, a security source said.

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PKK bomb attack wounds three soldiers in Turkey’s southeast

15 06 2016

A bomb attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) wounded three soldiers in the Şemdinli district of the southeastern province of Hakkari early on June 15.  Read the rest of this entry »