Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A military unit came under attack in Turkey’s Agri province, Milliyet newspaper reported Sept.16.
Nine Turkish servicemen were killed as a result of the incident.
Reportedly, the attack was committed by militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group.
Large-scale anti-PKK operations have been launched in the province following the attack, said the newspaper.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 33 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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