Shootout on Iran-Turkey border leaves one dead
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
A shootout occurred between the terrorists of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the Turkish Armed Forces on the border of Turkey's Van province with Iran, Trend reports citing Turkish media.
As a result of the shootout, one Turkish soldier was killed and two got injured.
According to the reports, the Turkish Armed Forces began operations to eliminate the terrorists after the shootout.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has been lasting around 40 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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