MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Three Turkish army servicemen were killed and 14 were injured in an attack by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group in the southeast of the country, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Sunday.
“During the attack by members of the separatist terrorist organization [PKK] in the town of Nusaybin in the Mardin Province on May 1, three of our comrades were killed. Fourteen soldiers were injured and were immediately sent to a hospital,” the statement reads.
The Kurds comprise ancient tribal groups, which are currently 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.