Turkey assassinates PKK leader in northern Iraq
Turkish intelligence is carrying out an operation to assassinate a leader in the Kurdistan Workers' Party in an operation in northern Iraq.
The Turkish National Intelligence Organization, MIT, carried out an operation to assassinate a female leader of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in an operation in northern Iraq.
Security sources told Anadolu Agency that the MIT agents monitored the movements of Hatice Hazar, nicknamed "Pervin Zilan", in the city of Sulaymaniyah in northern Iraq, however, there has been no mention of a date.
The Andalou Agency report stated that the MIT squad “returned safely to Turkey.” The PKK, on the other hand, has not made a statement yet. Kurdish security forces in the Sulaymaniyah province told Kurdistan 24 that until this time, they remain “unaware” of the incident.
According to Kurdistan 24, Turkey claimed that they have previously killed several PKK members within the Kurdistan Region.
The Turkish Foreign Minister Hulisi Akar claimed that the Turkish forces are only targeting "terrorists", and they are taking extra precautions to avoid civilian casualties and damage to cultural heritage.
The office of the Iraqi President Barham Salih considered that the Turkish offensive is a threat to the country's national security, while Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu claimed that Turkey's goal is to protect its borders.