Turkish soldier dies in clashes with PKK terrorists in Cizre

Turkish soldier dies in clashes with PKK terrorists in Turkey’s Cizre District in southeastern Sirnak Province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Turkish security forces inspects and search a building where PKK heavily damaged whole neighborhood during a counter - terrorism operation against terrorist organization PKK in Turkey's south-eastern province Sirnak's Cizre District on January 23, 2016

A Turkish Lieutenant died in operations launched against PKK terrorist group in Cizre District of southeastern Sirnak Province on Saturday.

According to military sources, seven PKK terrorists were killed in the operations. 

Turkish Security Forces have launched extensive internal security operations in certain districts, including Cizre and Silopi in Sirnak Province to scatter the network of PKK terrorists.

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 the lives of over 40,000 people. 

TRTWorld, AA