An undisclosed number of Turkish soldiers were killed on Sept. 6 in a major attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari conducted by the outlawed PKK, marking a crescendo in a deadly stream of attacks since July. One security source told Reuters that 16 Turkish soldiers were killed in the attack.
Selahattin Demirtaş, co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has cancelled an intense program in Germany to return to Turkey after a large-scale militant attack in the southeastern province of Hakkari, on the Iranian and Iraqi border
Turkish soldiers are killed in an attack in the south-eastern province of Hakkari by the PKK Kurdish rebel group.
In Hakkari province, a land mine exploded and an armed conflict broke out. It was stated that many soldiers got wounded and died.
Turkish President Erdoğan has strictly dismissed the possibility of postponing the early elections scheduled for Nov. 1 due to the ongoing spiral of violence in the country, while he has also indicated his openness to the idea of a coalition gov’t
Following a major attack on Sept. 6 conducted by the outlawed PKK in Hakkkari President Erdoğan said the PKK used the collapsed peace process to “betray the country by stockpiling arms.”
Two British journalists working for VICE News, who were released from a prison in southern Turkey to which they were sent after being arrested on alleged terror charges in late August, have been deported, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
The death toll was not immediately clear, but the insurgents said in a statement that their fighters had killed 15 soldiers in the attack.