Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.20/ Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Some 15 militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed as a result of a special operation launched on the eve by Turkey's Armed Forces in the Yuksekova district in Hakkari Province, the Sabah newspaper reported.
Militants' bases were also destroyed, and weapons and explosives were confiscated.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state has been on-going for more than 25 years claiming over 40,000 lives. The PKK group is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the UN and the European Union.