Four Turkish soldier have been killed in a clash between Turkish security forces and Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in southern Turkey’s Adıyaman province, DHA reported on Thursday.
According to the report, three soldiers were also injured in the clashes.
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 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.