Turkish people take streets to protest PKK terror attacks

Turkish people pour into streets to protest malicious terror attacks by PKK terrorists

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish people poured into streets to protest PKK terror attacks

Following the death of several Turkish soldiers on Sept. 6 in a mine ambush by the PKK terrorists in Turkey's southeastern province of Hakkari, scores of people hit the streets in different regions to protest PKK terror attacks.

In many cities of Turkey’s central anatolia region, including Corum, Cankiri, Sivas, Afyon, Kirsehir and Eskisehir, lots of people gathered in city centres to protest the outlawed PKK, walking the streets and holding Turkish flags.

Western provinces of Bursa and Manisa also raised protests against PKK terror attacks. People in large crowds came together to pray for the killed soldiers.

Many citizens in other regions, as Mersin and Zonguldak, standed in silent homage and condemned the terror waving Turkish flags.

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan also condemned the mine attack perpetrated by PKK terrorists.

"I strongly condemn the atrocious attack that caused the martyrdom and injuries of our soldiers in the Yuksekova District of Hakkari," said in a statement early on Monday.

Turkish General Staff released a statement early on Monday saying that during an operation launched after the attack, 13 PKK targets were bombed by two F-16 and two F-4 aircrafts while two armored vehicles of the general staff had been damaged.

However the statement did not give the exact numbers of soldiers killed.

"Despite the bad weather conditions, the operations will continue," it added.

The PKK has increased its terror attacks, and killed over 80 security officers and over 20 civilians, since its umbrella organisation Group of Communities (KCK) announced on July 11 that a ceasefire with the Turkish government had ended.

PKK terror attacks also include kidnappings and damage to public and private property, mostly in Turkey's southeast.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the EU, the US and NATO.


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