Turkey, Iran conduct joint operation against PKK: minister

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Turkey and Iran carried out a joint operation against militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on Monday, Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said, according to Reuters, citing the state-owned Anadolu news agency.

“We started carrying out an operation with Iran against the PKK on our eastern border this morning [and] will announce the result,” Anadolu quoted Soylu as saying.

Turkey’s military regularly carries out airstrikes against PKK militants in northern Iraq and has conducted operations to arrest alleged members of the group in Turkey.

The PKK is deemed a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

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