Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish Armed Forces eliminated 75 militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) during anti-terrorist operations in January, the Turkish General Staff told Trend on Feb. 4.
During the operations, one Turkish serviceman was killed and three were injured.
Moreover, 350 people were detained on suspicions of having links to terrorists, 108 of whom were arrested in January 2019.
The conflict between Turkey and PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted more than 35 years, claiming more than 40,000 lives. PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.
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