Türkiye’s Sirnak is hosting its first international tennis tournament, showing a significant transformation the PKK terror-hit border province has gone through.
In the past, Sirnak, which borders both Iraq and Syria, was one of the PKK terror-hit southeastern provinces, but now it is hosting an international tennis tournament at the foot of Mount Cudi.
PKK terrorists attacked a truck carrying fuel for roadwork in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak, killing four labourers.
Turkey's interior ministry said that a total of 81 terrorists have so far surrendered to the forces since the beginning of this year.
Some 75 teams comprising 1,125 personnel are taking part in the campaign, launched on September 24, in northeastern Kars, Agri and Igdir provinces, the interior ministry says.
The governing party’s candidates are close to declaring victory in previously insurmountable HDP strongholds like Sirnak, Bitlis and Agri in southeastern and eastern Turkey.
Turkey's Interior Ministry says Hulya Eroglu, known by her codename Gulbahar, is among the 31 terrorists killed during a counter-terrorism operation in Sirnak province.
The Ibrahim Khalil crossing is a vital supply route for northern Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government from Turkey.
The tragedy worst ever mining disaster to take place since May 2014 when 301 miners were killed in Turkey's western town of Soma.
PKK also killed a guard and injured one other. Turkey's Interior Ministry said 70 terrorists were killed last week by Turkish forces.
At least 13 soldiers are confirmed dead after a Turkish military helicopter hit a high voltage transmission line and fell, according to officials.
Cizre, a strategic border town, has never seen any of the benefits from Turkey's peace process after it was undermined when a PKK youth group dug ditches in the district. Residents wonder why, and now they seek a more comprehensive peace process.
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