Turkish policeman dies in clash with PKK terrorists in Cizre

One Turkish police officer dies, three others wounded in operations against PKK terrorists in Cizre district of Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Buildings, damaged by PKK terrorists, are seen as Turkish security forces patrol the streets after they carried out an anti-terror operation against terrorist organisation PKK in Cizre district of Turkey's southeastern province Sirnak on January 22,

Turkish security sources reported on Friday that one policeman from Turkish special forces died and three others were wounded during an anti-terror operation against PKK in the Cizre district of the southeastern province Sirnak.

Turkish security forces have launched extensive internal security operations in certain districts, including Cizre and Silopi, of the Sirnak province in order to scatter the network of PKK groups.

PKK terror attacks have killed more than 200 security officers in Turkey since the group’s umbrella organisation, KCK, unilaterally ended a two-and-a-half-year-long ceasefire with the government on July 11 and threatened Turkey with attacks.

Turkey has long been confronted with armed attacks in its southeastern and eastern regions by the PKK, which was founded in 1974 by Abdullah Ocalan and his supporters in Ankara.

Armed clashes and acts of violence have continued on and off for over 30 years, and have claimed more than 40,000 lives.

TRTWorld, AA