Saturday, April 11, 2015

Four Turkish Troops Wounded in Clashes in Southeast

Four Turkish troops were wounded on Saturday in clashes with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the southeast of the country, the army said.

The army has sent armed helicopters, reconnaissance jets and a commando unit to the scene in the Agri region in southeastern Turkey where clashes were continuing, it added.

Troops had been dispatched to the district of Diaydin after receiving intelligence of a planned "festival" to promote the "separatist terror organization", said the army, using the official shorthand for the PKK.

"PKK militants opened fire on the Turkish military and the army responded," it said.

"But in the initial fire four of our soldiers were wounded in different places.

"Reconnaissance aircraft, armed helicopters and a commando unit have been dispatched to the area.

"The clashes are continuing," it added.

  • Four soldiers injured in PKK attack, clashes continue, says Turkish military...
Militants of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have opened fire on Turkish soldiers in the eastern province of Ağrı, injuring four soldiers, Turkish military said in a statement on April 11.

“Upon intelligence that the separatist terror organization will organize an event named ‘Spring Festival’ on April 11-12 in Yukarıtütek village near Diyadin district of Ağrı, and they will promote the separatist terror organization and pressure our citizens to vote for candidates they are supporting in the elections, a security force of 15 teams were sent to the area upon the orders of the Ağrı Governor’s Office to ensure public order,” Turkish General Staff said in a written statement.

“Separatist terror organization” is a termed used by the Turkish military to define the outlawed


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