Turkey: fight against PKK terrorism, 26 October 2016
16 held in Diyarbakır post mayor arrest. Four people injured in Bingöl bomb attack. Turkey hits dozens of Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in Syria.
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.
16 held in Diyarbakır post mayor arrest
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AA) – Sixteen people were held in southeastern Turkey’s Diyarbakir province Wednesday following the arrest of Mayor Gultan Kisanak and Democratic Regions Party counselor Firat Anli Tuesday night, according to the regional prosecutor's office.
Kisanak has been accused of “being a member of terror organization”, while Anli has been charged with "separating a part of country’s territory from the state”.
Diyarbakir’s chief public prosecutor issued orders to detain 22 people, including municipality workers for carrying materials for making cemeteries, using municipality’s machinery and opening water wells for terrorists.
The search for the remaining six suspects continues.
Four people injured in Bingöl bomb attack
Abdullah Çelik - BINGOL, Turkey (AA) - At least four people, including two police officers and a child were injured in a bomb attack in eastern Turkey’s Bingol province on Wednesday, according to security sources.
The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Anadolu Agency PKK terrorists detonated a device near a police station in Bingol’s Kultur neighborhood.
Bingol saw two other PKK attacks this week in which two police officers and one soldier were martyred.
Operations in the district are currently underway to find the assailants, the sources added.
Turkey hits dozens of Daesh, PKK/PYD targets in Syria
Mümin Altaş - ANKARA (AA) – The Turkish army has hit 99 Daesh and 18 PKK/PYD targets as part of the Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria within the last 24 hours, the military said Wednesday.
The operation, which was launched in late August to rid the north Syrian border area of terrorists, is now on its 64th day.
The campaign has seen both Daesh and the PKK/PYD terrorist groups targeted by the opposition Free Syrian Army plus Turkish tanks, artillery and aircraft.
The PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, are both listed as terrorist groups by Turkey although the U.S. and EU only view the PKK as a terrorist organization.
The military also said two opposition fighters had been killed and five others were injured by barrel bombs of regime forces in Jabal Naif in Syria’s north in the last 24 hours.
Two more opposition fighters were killed and 21 others were injured in a separate car bomb car attack by Daesh in southeastern Akhtarin region, the military added.
Opposition forces have managed to control around 163 residential districts and 1,300 square kilometers (502 square miles) since the beginning of the operation, the military added.
At least two Daesh terrorists were also killed; a vehicle and a building were destroyed in Susiyan in an airstrike carried out by U.S.-led coalition forces, the military said.
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