Four Kurdish Workers Party (PKK) separatists and one Turkish soldier were killed in fighting Sunday in eastern Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported. ( dpa )
The clash occurred in the Kagizman district of Kars province in eastern Turkey, Anadolu reported, quoting unnamed sources. One Turkish soldier was wounded in the fire-fight. Military operations in the region were continuing.
Ankara blames the separatist group for the deaths of more than 32,000 people since the early 1980s when the PKK began its fight for independence or autonomy for the mainly Kurdish-populated south-east of Turkey.
The PKK is considered by the United States and the European Union to be a terrorist group.