4 PKK terrorists killed in Bitlis / Turkey's drone kills '3 PKK terrorists' northern Iraq /Suspected PKK cell arrested in southern Turkey / "Turkey strengthens its operations in Iraq to secure the region".
The PKK ( "Workers' Party of Kurdistan") is categorized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU. The group resumed its thirty-year long armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, the PKK terrorist attacks killed over 800 members of Turkish security forces. They have also killed more than 350 civilians, including one hundred children. At least 8500 PKK terrorists were killed in army operations during the same period.
Police forces and the Turkish army launched attacks against positions of the separatist terrorist organization PKK and pursue its armed members in the south and southeast of the country and in northern Iraq in response to terrorist attacks by the organization within Turkey, which target civilians and members of security forces.
Tutku Şenen, Turquie (AA) - Four PKK terrorists were killed Sunday in an air operation in Turkey's southeastern province of Bitlis, according to the local governorship said.
According to the Bitlis governorship, the four PKK terrorists were detected by a drone near a village.
ANKARA (AA) – Didar Yüsra Dilruba Öz - Three PKK terrorists were killed by a drone strike during a security operation in northern Iraq on Sunday, according to a Turkish military source Monday.
According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, the three terrorists were taken out around the Basyan terrorist camp.
Turkish military’s Hakkari Division Command participated in the anti-terrorism operation, according to information received from the Turkish General Staff.
AA / Mersin – (Turquie) / Anıl Bağrık - A joint anti-terrorism operation in the city of Mersin, southern Turkey, resulted in the arrest of eight PKK terrorists on Monday as they planned bomb attacks, a police official said.
The operation -- conducted by police and the MIT intelligence agency -- resulted in the seizure of a large amount of explosives and other bomb-making equipment, the source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The suspects, including three women, were detained after some of them were spotted scouting potential targets in Mersin such as police and gendarmerie headquarters and shopping malls.
A suspect identified as Medine A. was initially arrested when she was stopped and produced a fake identity document, the official said.
Her arrest led to the detention of two other female suspects before the operation was widened and five male suspects were arrested for assisting Medine A.
During searches at several addresses, police discovered a large number of detonators, explosives, wires and remote control devices. The suspects remain in police custody, where they are being processed.
In a separate operation in Mersin, four other PKK terrorists were arrested, the official said. Two later appeared in court and were remanded in custody.
AA - Ankara - Meltem Bulur - Tuncay Çakmak - The Turkish Foreign Minister has spoken on the issue of the fight against terrorism, Syria and Iraq, during a press conference held jointly with his French counterpart, Jean-Marc Ayrault. Mevlut Cavuşoğlu wished to draw attention to the PKK camps installed in northern Iraq. "Unfortunately, many PKK terrorists attacking our country are taking the territory as a basis. The PKK now wants to create a second main camp in Sinjar, after that of Mount Kandil. "
"In accordance with international law and in order to defend our territory and our interests, we will expand our operations against the threat of the PKK in the region. Our fight will be even more effective. We will ensure that this region be secured" has he said.