Erdogan administration said that air strikes against PKK targets in Iraq were successful
ANKARA, October 2 – RIA Novosti. Turkey’s presidential administration called for Turkish Armed Forces to conduct successful airstrikes against targets of the country’s banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq, following an attempted terrorist attack in central Ankara on Sunday morning.
Ali Yerlikaya, Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, announced that a terrorist attack was attempted near the ministry building in Ankara center on Sunday, one of the terrorists blew himself up and the other was neutralized. Two police officers were slightly injured in the conflict. According to the news of A Haber TV channel, the PKK, banned in Turkey, claimed responsibility for the attempted terrorist attack in the center of Ankara on Sunday. Following these events, the Ministry of National Defense reported that an air strike was carried out on PKK militant targets in Northern Iraq and twenty militant targets were destroyed.
“The successful air operations carried out by our heroic army against the separatist terrorist organization in Northern Iraq throughout the night have been an important indicator that we will continue to prevent terrorism not only in our country but also abroad. Thanks to these operations, the terrorist organization, Presidential Communications Department Head Fahrettin Altun, social network “He suffered another big blow,” he wrote in .
Armed conflict with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in Turkey began in 1984 and resumed in 2015. There are PKK bases in Northern Iraq where the Turkish Armed Forces conduct air and land operations. The presence of Turkish troops in the Zlikan camp northeast of Mosul has long been a source of contention between Baghdad and Ankara, justifying the presence as a need to combat Turkey’s outlawed PKK.
One of the terrorists who tried to carry out a terrorist attack in Ankara is from the PKK
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