Kurdish separatists send 40 shot-firers to Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 29 / Trend , A.Tagiyeva /
The terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has sent to the major Turksih cities about 40 shot-firers trained in camps in northern Iraq, the Yeni Safak newspaper reported citing a source in the Turkish gendarmerie.
Two terrorists, who attempted to commit terrorist attacks in Adana and Ankara, have already been neutralized and work is underway to arrest the rest.
One of those arrested committed a terrorist attack in Ankara on Sept. 20 near the government buildings and shops. A shrapnel bomb hidden in the car was blasted then.
Turkey has recently initiated an active struggle against terrorism. The Turkish Air Force throw blows at Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq.
Air strikes were conducted after a militant terror attack in southeastern Turkey on Aug. 17, in which nine Turkish servicemen were killed. These were the first strikes by Turkey in northern Iraq in more than a year.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has continued for more than 25 years, claiming over 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by both the UN and the EU.
PKK militants have previously threatened Turkish authorities with intensified armed conflict if concrete steps are not taken to address long-term Kurdish problem.