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    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

    Turkey Kills 7 PKK Militants in Country's Southeast

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    The Turkish Armed Forces killed seven members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party, local media reported, citing the local officials.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Turkish Armed Forces killed seven members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in ongoing special operations in the country’s southeastern Sirnak province, local media reported Friday, citing the local officials.

    According to the Anadolu news agency, PKK militants were killed during an air-backed operation in Uludere region.

    Tensions between Ankara and the Kurds escalated in July 2015 when a ceasefire between Turkey and the PKK collapsed because of a series of terror attacks allegedly committed by PKK members.

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