Turkey launches anti-PKK operation in 18 provinces: Reports
Turkey has launched an operation against the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) across 18 provinces, leading to the detention of 90 individuals.
The Turkish armed forces initiated an operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a banned organization in Turkey, across 18 provinces, leading to the detention of 90 individuals, as per Yeni Safak newspaper's report on Tuesday.
The operation's objective is to identify and eliminate the covert elements of the "terrorist organization", primarily focusing on the group's dormant cells dispersed across 18 provinces. Sanliurfa is one of the provinces included in this operation, as reported by the Turkish daily.
Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced that an explosion near a ministry building in Ankara was perpetrated by two terrorists, resulting in the injury of two police officers. One of the assailants was identified as a member of the PKK.
Subsequently, on the same day, the Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed that the nation's military carried out airstrikes targeting the PKK in northern Iraq, successfully eliminating 20 designated objectives.
This comes shortly after a source in the Turkish presidential administration pointed out that military operations of the Turkish armed forces in northern Iraq and Syria against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) will take on a more active and tough character after the suicide attack in Ankara.
On Sunday, the Turkish Defense Ministry confirmed that its forces carried out airstrikes in northern Iraq and destroyed 20 targets belonging to the PKK following the attack that resulted in the injury of two police officers.
Turkish Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said that two terrorists had carried out an explosion near the Ministry building in the Turkish capital. One of them detonated himself and the other was killed by a bullet to the head.
It is noteworthy that in September, Iraqi authorities strongly condemned repeated Turkish aggression on Iraqi soil and violation of Iraqi sovereignty, affirming that they intended to summon the Turkish ambassador after a drone attack claimed the lives of six people, including three Iraqi Kurdish counterterrorism officers at a northern airfield.