Turkey continues to hammer on PKK
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish armed forces continue the operations against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group in the country's Diyarbakir province, read a message from the General Staff of Turkish Armed Forces Apr.1.
The operations were launched March 31 in the Diyarbakir province which was rocked by a terrorist attack on that day. A car bomb attack in Diyarbakir city killed seven policemen and injured 27 civilians.
Reportedly, 110 PKK members were eliminated in Diyarbakir province in 20 days.
Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that over 5,350 PKK members have been eliminated as a result of the operations against this terrorist group since July of 2015.
He added that 355 Turkish servicemen were killed during these operations, which will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.
Edited by SI
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