PKK losing its leaders, says Erdogan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 28
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) are losing their leaders, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said while commenting on the joint operation of Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the Turkish Air Force in northern Iraq, Trend reports referring to the Turkish media.
According to him, the PKK terrorists have already lost their activeness and strength in northern Iraq.
The president added that Turkey will continue actively fighting till the elimination of the last terrorist.
Recently, the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MİT) and the Turkish 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. Once Altun’s exact whereabouts were established by the MİT, the Turkish Air Force delivered a precision strike on a house where the terrorist was located.
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. PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.