Five militants from the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during a military operation in the Şemdinli district of Hakkari province on Friday.
According to the state-run Anadolu news agency, the five slain PKK terrorists were among those who shot Justice and Development Party (AKP) politician Ahmet Budak to death in Şemdinli on Wednesday.
In the meantime, seven village guards, two soldiers and one civilian were killed and three soldiers and two civilians were wounded in clashes between the PKK and security forces on Thursday night in Doğubayazıt, a town in the eastern province of Ağrı, near the Iranian border.
The PKK vowed to increase its attacks against Turkey after its Syria incursion. Kurdish militia the People’s Protection Units (YPG) is a Syrian offshoot of the PKK, which is fighting the Turkish state for an autonomous zone in Turkey’s Southeast.