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Turkey 'neutralizes' 8 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkish jets "neutralized" eight PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry announced on March 28.

The terrorists were neutralized in the Metina region in an air strike, the ministry said on Twitter, adding that operations would continue.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Two Turkish soldiers killed in N Iraq

Two Turkish soldiers were killed and two others injured in a terror attack by radical groups in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on March 25.

"Two of our heroic fellow soldiers were martyred and two others were injured due to harassment fire in the [northern] Haftanin region of Iraq," said the ministry in a statement.

Coronavirus Casualties Worldwide Exceed 15,000, over 1 Billion People are Quarantined

The death toll of the coronavirus globally has exceeded 15,000, according to recent AFP calculations.

More than 1 billion people are quarantined in more than 50 countries and territories around the world as governments attempt to curb the pandemic.

Two PKK terrorists 'neutralized' in northern Iraq

Turkish security forces neutralized two PKK terrorists in an air-backed operation in northern Iraq, officials said on March 23.

The counter-terrorism operations will continue without any let-up, the Defense Ministry said in a tweet.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Turkish Airlines halting all int’l flights except 5 routes

Turkish Airlines will ground all international flights except five routes from March 27 to April 17, the national flag carrier announced on March 22.

"As of March 27, we will suspend all our international flights except Hong Kong, Moscow, Addis Ababa, New York, and Washington, until April 17," the company's CEO Bilal Ekşi said on Twitter.

Truck drivers trapped at Turkish-Iraqi borders return to Greece

Thirteen truck drivers that had been trapped at the Iraqi-Turkish borders when these were closed in response to the coronavirus outbreak will return to Greece on Friday with on a charter flight leased by the Greek Infrastructure and Transport Ministry, it was announced Friday.

The flight will be carried out despite a ban in Iraq due to the coronavirus.

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