Turkey: fight against PKK terrorism, 31 October 2016

3 soldiers killed in clash with PKK in Hakkari. PKK schools indoctrinating Sinjar youth, official warns. Turkey hits 99 Daesh, 4 PYD/PKK targets in Syria. Police detain Cumhuriyet's editor-in-chief in Istanbul.


The PKK ("Workers' Party of Kurdistan") is categorized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU. The group resumed its thirty-year long armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

Since then, the PKK terrorist attacks killed over 800 members of Turkish security forces. They have also killed more than 350 civilians, including one hundred children. At least 8600 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations during the same period.

Police forces and the Turkish army launched attacks against positions of the separatist terrorist organization PKK and pursue its armed members in the south and southeast of the country and in northern Iraq in response to terrorist attacks by the organization within Turkey, which target civilians and members of security forces.


3 soldiers killed in clash with PKK in Hakkari
Yılmaz Kazandıoğlu - Sibel Uğurlu, Hale Türkeş - Turkey (AA) - A clash between security forces and PKK terrorists left three soldiers martyred and another wounded in the southeastern province of Hakkari on Monday, according to a military source.

The clash took place amid ongoing security operations in Dağlıca, said the source, speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking with the media.

At least six PKK terrorists were killed in the ongoing air-backed operation, the source added.


PKK schools indoctrinating Sinjar youth, official warns

Turkey hits 99 Daesh, 4 PYD/PKK targets in Syria
Sarp Özer - Handan Kazancı - Salman Hamid Siddiqui - ANKARA (AA) - Turkey hit 99 Daesh and four PYD/PKK targets within the last 24 hours as part of its Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the military said Monday.

In a statement, the Turkish General Staff also said six opposition fighters had been killed and 18 others wounded.

Turkey’s Operation Euphrates Shield was launched in late August to clear Syria's northern border area of terrorists. It is now in its 69th day.

The operation has seen both Daesh and PKK/PYD terrorist groups targeted by the opposition Free Syrian Army plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.

The PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey, although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a terrorist organization.

The army added that since the beginning of the operation in late August, 33 mines and 1,375 handmade explosives had been destroyed.

 Police detain Cumhuriyet's editor-in-chief in Istanbul
Muhammed Enes Can, Hanife Sevinç and Kenan Irtak - Fatma Bülbül - Salman Hamid Siddiqui - ISTANBUL (AA) – Police arrested nine staffers of the Turkish daily, Cumhuriyet, including the editor-in-chief, Murat Sabuncu, in Ankara and Istanbul Monday, according to police and judicial sources.



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