A Turkish soldier was martyred in a counter-terrorism operation in southeast Turkey, the Turkish military said Wednesday.
In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said the soldier was mortally wounded in an attack by the "separatist terrorist organization" in Sur, Diyarbakir province. The wording of the statement typically refers to PKK terrorists, Anadolu reported.
Southeast Turkey has been the scene of significant military operations since December as the security forces attempt to clear urban centers of the PKK, which is also designated a terrorist organization by the U.S. and EU.
The group renewed its armed campaign against the Turkish state last July and since then more than 270 members of the security forces have been martyred and thousands of PKK terrorists killed.