Turkey Kills 6 PKK Militants in Northern Iraq

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The Turkish Armed Forces killed six members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq's northern Derecik region, media reported Saturday citing a statement by the military.

Kurdish protesters demonstrate on their way to the Kurdish spring festival Newroz with placards reading No to dictatorship and the portrait of the leader of the Kurdistan PKK Workers' Party, Abdullah Ocalan in the city center of Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on March 18, 2017 - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The Anadolu news agency reported that two other militants were captured in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari and Batman provinces.

The PKK is designated as a terrorist group in Turkey and the United States. Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Ankara and the PKK collapsed because of a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members.

The Kurds are living in parts of Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria. In Turkey, Kurds represent the largest ethnic minority, and are striving to create their own independent state.

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