Turkish Armed Forces Kill Over 27 PKK Militants in Country's Southeast

© REUTERS / Sertac KayarBuildings which were damaged during security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, are seen in Yuksekova in the southeastern Hakkari province, Turkey, May 30, 2016.
Buildings which were damaged during security operations and clashes between Turkish security forces and Kurdish militants, are seen in Yuksekova in the southeastern Hakkari province, Turkey, May 30, 2016. - Sputnik International
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The Turkish armed forces have killed at least 27 militants from the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which is designated a terrorist organization by Ankara, in the country's southeast, the General Staff said on Sunday.

Many of the buildings and roof-tops show recent damage from recent military clashes in parts of the historic district of the mainly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir, southeastern Turkey, Sunday, May 22, 2016 - Sputnik International
Turkish Authorities Announce Anti-PKK Operation in Province of Diyarbakir
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Scores of military equipment, including machine guns, anti-aircraft munitions, explosive devices, sniper rifles and a grenade launcher were seized, the statement read.

"[On Saturday,] in Hakkari province, Semdinli, [southeastern Turkey, near the Iraqi and Iranian borders], seven members of the separatist terrorist organization have been neutralized as a result of airstrikes," the Turkish military said in a statement adding that 20 PKK militants were killed in the same area on Friday.

A ceasefire between Turkey and Kurdish militants collapsed in July 2015, prompting the Turkish authorities to launch a military operation in the Kurdish-dominated southeastern regions.

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