Police station attacked in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Unknown people attacked a police station in Turkey's eastern province of Diyarbakir, the Turkish newspaper Milliyet said Dec. 16.
One policeman was wounded in the attack.
It is not ruled out that the attackers are the supporters of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
A criminal case was launched, and the investigation is underway.
Recently, an activation of the PKK supporters has been observed in Turkey.
Earlier, the Turkish ex-minister of transport, shipping and communications, Binali Yildirim, said that Turkey has spent over $400 billion to combat terrorism from 1984 up until now.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.
The process of democratic settlement to the Kurdish problem in Turkey started in 2009. Afterwards, some PKK militants left the country's territory and moved to neighboring Iraq.
Edited by SI
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