Children under 18 comprise about 40 per cent of PKK militants
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 30 / Trend A.Tagiyeva /
Children under 18 compose about 40 per cent of PKK terrorist militants, the PKK, Zaman newspaper said, citing a report of the counter terrorism commission under the Turkish government.
According to the report, to date the PKK militants number 20,000, with a majority comprising of 14-25 years old.
Turks compose 73 per cent of PKK militants, Syrians 12 per cent, Iranians 10 per cent and Iraqis three per cent.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has lasted for over 25 years. The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by both the UN and the EU.