The Turkish Interior Ministry released a report on the security situation in the country in the period from October 29 to November 5, 2018. According to report, security forces carried out 2,143 anti-terror operations neutralizing 45 “terrorists”: 25 – killed; 10 – detained; 10 – surrendered themselves. The report stated that Selim Demiroglu and Ilyas…

Seven Turkish soldiers were killed on Thursday 5 October 2018 by an improvised explosive device in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey, the local governor’s office said in a statement. The governor’s office in the Kurdish majority province of Batman blamed the attack on “terrorists” and said a wide operation had been launched to capture…

At least 26 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in counterterrorism operations across Turkey over the past week, according to the Interior Ministry on Monday. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a statement, the ministry said the Turkish…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised on Wednesday 1 August 2018 to “fight” against the Kurdish rebels “to the last” after the death of an infant and his mother in a bomb attack that aroused strong emotion in Turkey. Nurcan Karakaya and his 11-month-old son Bedirhan were killed Tuesday evening 31 August in a bomb…

Turkish military has “neutralized” 12 PKK members during anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey and northern Iraq, the military said on Thursday 26 July 2018. Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured. In a post on its official Twitter account,…

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and another was injured in an attack by PKK militants in southeastern Hakkari province, security sources said on Wednesday. In a statement, the provincial governor’s office said the kurdish militants carried out a rocket attack at around 10.30 a.m. local time (0730GMT) on a military convoy passing from a military…

The General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces announced on Friday 15 June 2018 that a few days ago, on 12 June, in the Qandil Mountains region in northern Iraq, air operations “neutralized” 26 insurgents from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). On 11 June, Ankara announced the start of a military operation against the Kurds…

The Turkish Interior Ministry reported that following air strikes on the positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the east of the country, 15 militants of this Kurdish independence group were “neutralized”. According to the newspaper Hurriyet, 12 activists were killed following a raid by F-16 aircraft against PKK bases in Kars province. Three…