At least two soldiers were killed after a group of terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked a military post in the Şemdinli district of southeastern province of Hakkari on Monday.
The terrorists attacked Ortaklar Military Post on Monday evening and the troops responded to the attack. Additional troops and helicopters were sent to the outpost. Two soldiers were killed in the ensuing clash.
A settlement process launched by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government in late 2012 to end Turkey’s long-standing Kurdish problem collapsed following a two-year-cease-fire last July, triggering the worst violence in Turkey’s southeast since 1990s. Hundreds of civilians, security forces’ members as well as PKK terrorists have been killed in the region in the renewed conflict over the past months.