World Bulletin / News Desk
The Hakkari Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Tuesday launched an investigation into a PKK attack on a military outpost in Hakkari three days ago.
The militant Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) staged simultaneous attacks on military outposts in the Üzümlü, Karataş and Darnski hills of the Geçimli district, Hakkari province, on Saturday. An investigation has been launched by the Hakkari Chief Public Prosecutor's Office to identify who carried out the attack and who gave the orders.
Some PKK operatives were killed in clashes that subsequently took place between security forces and the PKK. The belongings of one of the PKK members killed included documents; it was not clear whether they included information that might lead to the capture of those behind the attack.
Six soldiers and two village guards were killed by the PKK in an attack on the outpost, while 15 soldiers, one village guard and five civilians were seriously injured. A total of 14 PKK militants were killed by security forces.
The investigation into the attack is ongoing.
'Nobody is strong enough to separate us from the lands we claimed after the 1453 conquest,' Turkish president says
Least-developed countries conference is an opportunity for poor countries, says senior Turkish Ambassador Sinirlioglu
Turkey’s Islamabad ambassador says more training will take place across Pakistan soon
Warplanes bomb targets in Iraq's Sinat-Haftanin and Metina regions, Turkish military says
Rocket launchers, armoured vehicles and ammunition depots hit during operation, Turkish military source says
Justice and Development Party deputies carry confidence vote in 550-seat parliament
Protest in Turkish capital remembers 10 victims of 2010 Mavi Marmara aid flotilla incident
The 3-day curfew was imposed in 13 neighborhoods of the province of Mardin to nab PKK extremists
Turkey's leadership in helping least development nations should be emulated, according to senior UN official
'Those who are our friends, who are with us in NATO... cannot, must not send their soldiers to Syria wearing YPG insignia,' Turkish president says
A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, demanding that the site be turned back into a mosque.
Army, police sources say PKK has burned 180 properties in Sirnak amid anti-terror operations
According to Turkish military, 4 PKK were killed in Mardin province and 17 others in Sirnak
Rockets shot from Syria have landed at Gaziantep Airport this morning. Updates to follow
Extremists were killed while preparing to fire rockets into Turkey, military says
Touting new govt ahead of confidence vote, Deputy PM Kurtulmus says it is one of 'reforms, breakthroughs, and action'