National Defense Ministry

Nine Turkish soldiers killed in attack on Iraq base

Nine Turkish soldiers were killed and four others wounded in an attack by PKK terrorists on a Turkish military base in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said Saturday.

The ministry said the soldiers were killed during a clash with terrorists following an attempted intrusion at the base near Metina in northern Iraq.

6 Turkish soldiers killed in PKK terrorist attack in N Iraq

Six Turkish soldiers were killed and one was wounded in an attack by PKK terrorists near the northern Iraqi border, the National Defense Ministry said Saturday.

The military retaliated by carrying out airstrikes on terrorist targets and their escape route, "neutralizing" at least seven terrorists, the ministry said.

Ship to serve as ‘floating school’ for quake-hit students

A ship called "Karadeniz Lifeship Rauf Bey" will serve as a "floating school" for students preparing for university and high school entrance exams in the quake-hit region.

The Education Ministry will meet the needs of all quake-stricken students preparing for the exams on the ship that will anchor at Iskenderun Port.

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