Turkish police alarmed nationwide against PKK attacks

Turkish security forces alarmed countrywide against potential attacks after Kurdistan Workers’ Party leaders declare ceasefire ended

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkey’s general directorate of security affairs has published a statement that warns the security forces all over the country against potential armed attacks of the outlawed PKK on Tuesday.

The Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), an umbrella organisation which brings all PKK units together issued a statement on Saturday saying that the truce which was reached with the Turkish government at the end of 2012 has ended, threatening Turkey with attacks.

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

After this statement the PKK terrorists intercepted three trailer trucks in the eastern Agri province and burned them on the roadside on Saturday.  

On Tuesday, the PKK terrorists also intercepted a caterpillar and set it fire.

The statement also emphasised that the vehicles used in the construction of dams will be targeted by the KCK attacks. Therefore, it said all of the contractors and workers undertaking the construction of dams must immediately leave construction sites.

This was not the first time the PKK attacked to dams. In June 2014, the PKK destroyed 12 trucks and bulldozers at the construction site of a hydroelectric dam in the eastern province of Bingol.

According to the information reports, the PKK actions have been increased in southern Turkey since the statement.  

Turkish-Kurdish peace process was initiated in late 2012 by the governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to resolve a 30-year-old armed conflict between the PKK and the Turkish government, which claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people and injured thousands more mainly in the country’s southeastern provinces.

Turkish media have  reported that eight PKK terrorists surrendered in the southeastern province of  Sirnak on Tuesday. In addition with the eight militants the number of militants who eloped from the militant group and surrendered to Turkish security forces have increased to 784 since March 2013.

TRTWorld and agencies