The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on Friday that 20 members of the outlawed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been “neutralized” in the Mount Tendürek region of Ağrı province.
According to a statement, nine PKK members were also neutralized in the same region during operations on Thursday.
One soldier killed in Hakkari
One Turkish soldier was killed and two were injured when an explosive was detonated by remote control in the Çukurca district of Hakkari province.
Five soldiers and two village guards have been killed in clashes between outlawed PKK terrorists and Turkish security forces in Turkey’s Southeast over the past two days.
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.