Kurdish Regional Government Cabinet Spokesman Sefin Dizayi reiterated the call for the PKK to leave Sinjar district in Mosul province.
After the YPG/PKK terror group carried out attacks against Turkish and FSA positions in northern Syria, the FSA launched operations to head off these attacks.
The ministry identified the terrorist as Mehmet Soysuren, code-named Savas Porsipi, who was on the "Red Category" list, Turkey's top priority wanted list.
Riza Altun – top aide to PKK leader Cemil Bayik – was critically wounded in a March 21 joint operation between Turkey's military and intelligence agency that targeted the terrorist group in the Qandil mountains, near Iraq's border with Iran.
Turkish Defence Minister Hulusi Akar says Ankara's preparations for a possible operation in Syria are ready, adding that, "The only target of the Turkish Armed Forces are terrorists."
A Turkish military base was attacked by violent protesters in northern Iraq. Both the Kurdistan Regional Government and Turkey say the PKK provoked the crowds.
Attack causes partial damage to vehicles and equipment, Turkish Defense Ministry says in a statement. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the attack.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would take necessary steps in Syria, if promises given by the US are not kept and almost all preparations have been completed for an operation in Syria.
Though the US and Turkey are discussing the possibility of creating a safe zone in northern Syria, Washington's inconsistent policy decisions over the future of the contested region is pushing Ankara to pursue its own security goals.
Turkish military says its jets conducted air strikes in Gara and Hakurk regions of northern Iraq on Saturday and Sunday destroying shelters and caves belonging to the PKK terror group.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy says PKK terror group has for many years used northern Iraqi soil as launchpad to attack Turkey, leaving Ankara with no option other than military operation.
Turkish Defense Ministry said drones, refueling aircrafts and over 20 warplanes used in the overnight operation that was conducted was conducted to “neutralise” PKK/KCK/PYD/YPG and other terrorist elements.
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