World Bulletin / News Desk
Governor's office of Hakkari stated Friday that 75 PKK militants were killed in the operations carried out by Turkish security forces between September 8 and 14.
In a written statement on Friday, the governor's office in southeastern province of Hakkari said four Turkish troops lost their lives in clashes with the PKK.
"Operations are under way in the region. We offer our condolences to the families of fallen soldiers," it said.
Chief of Turkish General Staff, Gen. Necdet Ozel on Thursday observed a major security operation taking place in Semdinli town of the south-eastern province of Hakkari.
In a statement posted on their web site, the Turkish General Staff said that General Ozel came to the town with Land and Air Force commanders and received information on the security operation taking place in the region on Thursday.
Seven battalions are involved in Thursday's operation at Semdinli.
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