7 PKK terrorists killed in eastern Turkey operations

Mon 28 August 2017 04:51 GMT | 08:51 Local Time

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At least seven PKK terrorists were killed on Sunday during a counterterrorism operation in three eastern provinces, Interior Ministry said.

Four PKK terrorists were killed in Baskale district of eastern Van province, two others in Zovank plateu neighbourhood of eastern Mus province and Kemah district of eastern Erzincan province, according to a statement released by the ministry, according to Anadolu Agency.

One of the PKK terrorists killed in Mus was said to be Sidar codenamed Ridvan Yalcin, 23, who was the so-called regional public relations coordinator for the terror group.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including women and children.




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