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Skirmish at Turkish-Iraqi border

Turkey Materials 31 August 2012 15:00
An intense skirmish is on-going between militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish military near the border with Iraq in the district of Cukurca in the Turkish province of Hakkari, the Dogan news agency reports.
Skirmish at Turkish-Iraqi border

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 31 / Trend A.Taghiyeva /

An intense skirmish is on-going between militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and the Turkish military near the border with Iraq in the district of Cukurca in the Turkish province of Hakkari, the Dogan news agency reports.

Military equipment and helicopters are reported to have been redeployed to the area.

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. The PKK group is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the UN and the European Union.

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