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Yeni Şafak: Operation against PKK started in 18 provinces

ANKARA, October 3 – RIA Novosti. A pro-government newspaper writes that Turkish security forces launched an operation against the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in 18 provinces of the country, and 90 suspects were detained. new dawn.

In the newspaper, “MİT and security forces launched the Sleeper Cell Operation in 18 provinces, centered in Şanlıurfa, against the separatist terrorist organization PKK. As part of the operation, nearly 90 suspects have been detained so far.”

Ali Yerlikaya, Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, reported that a terrorist attack was attempted near the ministry building in Ankara center last Sunday, one terrorist blew himself up and another was neutralized. Two police officers were slightly injured in the conflict. According to the news of A Haber TV channel, PKK, which is banned in Turkey, claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack attempt. 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.

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.

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Source: Ria

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