Two Turkish soldiers and nine terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) were killed during clashes in the eastern province of Ağrı
According to a report by Cumhuriyet, 11 soldiers were also injured during skirmishes in the Mount Tendürek region of Ağrı’s Doğubayazıt district.
Turkish authorities had conducted direct talks with jailed PKK chief Abdullah Öcalan for several years until a truce in effect collapsed in the summer of 2015.
Since then, there have been heavy clashes between the PKK and Turkish security forces.
More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU.