Pro-PKK agency names seven missing Turkish soldiers
( Reuters ) - Pro-Kurdish rebel Firat News Agency named on Monday seven Turkish soldiers it said had been captured by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) rebels near the Iraqi border during fierce fighting that started on Sunday.
The statement, posted on Firat's Website, said eight soldiers had been taken hostage in total, but it gave the names of only seven. Firat, based in Brussels, is believed to have close ties to the PKK.
The report could not be independently verified. Turkey's military General Staff confirmed on Monday eight of its soldiers were still missing in the border region.