Baku, Azerbaijan, July 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish air force has destroyed the military camp of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in Hakurk in Iraq's north, Milliyet newspaper reported July 27.
It is the second PKK camp bombed by Turkish air force in the last two days.
Earlier, Turkish air force bombed the PKK camp in Metina in Iraq's north.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu previously said that the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq supports Turkey's operations against PKK.
Turkish air force started large scale operations July 25 in Iraq's north where the PKK camps as located. No details of the operation have been reported.
Turkish Parliament adopted the so-called Syrian mandate in 2012. Under this mandate, Ankara is empowered to take any measures against terror and other threats against the country, repulse the threat that can come from terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria, protect the country's interests before and after the crisis, as well as, in the case of necessity, to involve the army in the military operations in other countries (Syria and Iraq).
The mandate envisages the possibility of presence of foreign troops on the country's territory and their use at the discretion of the Turkish government when needed.
Edited by SI
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