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Turkish forces kill 43 PKK fighters in southeast Turkey in 7 days

The PKK is designated as a terrorist organisation in Turkey.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Turkish security forces have killed 43 fighters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), banned in Turkey, within seven days, local media reported on Saturday, citing a statement of Turkish General Staff.

The PKK fighters were killed during counterterrorism operations conducted in the country’s southeastern provinces of Sirnak, Diyarbakir and Hakkari on August 17-24, the Yeni Safak newspaper reported.

The security forces reportedly managed to seize firearms and C4 explosives during the operation.

Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed over a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members. The Turkish forces are currently involved in anti-PKK raids across the country.

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samo war
samo war
August 26, 2017

turkkey is satans centrum ?

August 26, 2017

Turks will have to realize their existence is of no more historical importance then say Jordan. Both as well as other countries that appeared after destruction of Ottoman Empire are neither homogenous nor were its citizens having political or national identity at moment of their creation. Every single one of these states was created by British and French. Why Kurds did not get their territory at the time? Probably for same reason why Palestinians lost theirs. Having no political and national unity and finding themselves at the mercy of British and French could not result in anything else. Kurds think… Read more »

August 27, 2017

Good, less terrorists to deal with later. Those fucking Kurd’s were letting ISIS run their stolen loot and oil tankers right through the center of Erbil, Iraq and on to Turkey until Russia put a stop to that. Of course Barzani and Co were getting their cut whilst it lasted. The Kurd’s are a divided group that’s why they’ve never had nor will they ever have a homeland. The Kurd’s of Syria were quite good compared to the rest, that is until they turned against the SAA and Government and all for a short wet dream. The fools were thinking… Read more »

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