Turkish Security Forces Kill 19 PKK Militants – General Staff

© AFP 2022 / ILYAS AKENGIN Armed Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) stand behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces on September 28, 2015, at Bismil, in Diyarbakir
Armed Kurdish militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) stand behind a barricade during clashes with Turkish forces on September 28, 2015, at Bismil, in Diyarbakir - Sputnik International
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Turkish security forces killed 19 members of the outlawed in Turkey Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s southeastern Sirnak and Diyarbakir provinces, the Turkish General Staff said on Friday.

ANKARA (Sputnik) – In December, the Turkish authorities declared a curfew in a number of southeastern regions where armed clashes between Ankara forces and PKK fighters continue.

British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond listens during a joint press conference with Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud bin al-Faisal bin Abdulaziz (not pictured) after a meeting on March 23, 2015 in Riyadh - Sputnik International
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The Turkish General Staff said in a statement published on its website that 12 PKK militants were neutralized in Cizre district, two in Diyarbakir province's Sur district, and five in Sirnak's Silopi district. The raids against PKK militants were carried out on Thursday, according to the statement.

Tensions in Turkey escalated in July 2015, after 33 Kurdish activists were killed in a suicide blast in Suruc and two Turkish policemen were later murdered by PKK, which led to Ankara's military campaign against the group.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said in his New Year’s statement that Turkish security forces had killed 3,100 PKK militants in 2015.

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