Soldier killed by PKK/PYD sniper in southern Turkey

Turkish army also retaliates in self-defense under international law

Soldier killed by PKK/PYD sniper in southern Turkey

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Turkish soldier was killed by a PKK/PYD sniper when he was on duty at his border post in southern Turkey’s Hatay province Wednesday, according to the military.

Reyhanli Bukulmez was shot dead at 8.45 a.m. (0545 GMT), Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

Turkish army also retaliated in self-defense under international law, the statement added.

The military also offered its condolences to the killed soldier’s family, relatives, members of the Turkish Armed Forces and the Turkish nation.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.

More than 1,200 victims, including security personnel and civilians, have lost their lives in PKK attacks since the terror group resumed its decades-long campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

More than 4,000 security personnel and over 2,000 civilians also have been injured.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Mart 2017, 15:01