Turkey eliminates closest ally of PKK leader
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish National Intelligence Organization and the country's Air Force conducted an operation to eliminate Riza Altun, the closest ally of Cemil Bayik, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group, Trend reports via the Turkish media.
After Altun’s location was established, the Turkish Air Force delivered a precision strike on a house where the terrorist was.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted more than 25 years, claiming more than 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.
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