World Bulletin / News Desk
Ten Turkish F-16s took off from the Diyarbakır 2nd Air Force Command and bombarded Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) camps in Iraq's Zap and Khakurk regions on Tuesday.
The offensive began on Tuesday afternoon and lasted late into the night. The F-16s targeted camps where PKK leaders Murat Karayılan, Cemil Bayık and Duran Kalkan are thought to be staying.
The PKK, which is fighting for autonomy in Turkey's mainly Kurdish Southeast, was founded on Marxist ideology.
The cycle of violence between the Turkish military and the PKK has blighted Turkey's southeast for 27 years with human rights abuses and atrocities committed on both sides, and civilians inevitably caught in the middle.
Turkish president wants one of the priorities of the government to be implementing constitutional changes to create a presidential system
Turkish dailies on Wednesday covered composition of new government and opposition MHP's decision to hold extraordinary congress next month
A new constitution and shifting to a presidential system will be top priorities, says PM Binali Yildirim
EU-Turkey refugee deal could collapse unless the bloc allows Turks visa freedom, says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Binali Yildirim says ruling party’s most important task is to usher in presidential system
Fiirst-ever World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations in Istanbul dominated Tuesday's headlines
Binali Yildirim meets Turkish President Erdogan to submit the new government list
Foreign minister and European Commission VP exchange views over the phone on visa-free travel for Turkish citizens in Schengen
'Turkey is one of the countries - with its open-door policy - from which Europe should take lessons,' says Guy Ryder
'We must do everything that we can to continue to discuss as it is likely that by July 1 certain things will not be put in place, in other words the visa exemption (will not be granted) as some conditions will not have been fulfilled,' German chancellor says
In air operation in northern Iraq early Monday, Turkish Air Forces destroy weapon caches, shelters, camps
Turkish president deems current humanitarian system 'inadequate for solving urgent problems'
Tuesday’s papers cover extraordinary congress where Turkey’s ruling AK Party elects new party chairman
At least 125 United Nations member states gather in Istanbul on Monday and Tuesday to address intl humanitarian concerns
Sirnak’s central Geylani Mosque has been bombed by PKK terrorists, leaving several Quran copies burnt and torn
President Erdogan asks new leader of ruling AK Party Binali Yildirim to form government