Turkey's Vice President Fuat Oktay on March 10 called Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Prime Minster Ersan Saner to wish him a speedy recovery on behalf of Turkey after the premier undergoing an angiography.
Saner had the imaging test performed at the Dr. Burhan Nalbantoğlu State Hospital because of complaints of tightness in his chest.
A total of six soldiers were killed in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) while two pilots died as a military helicopter which was dispatched to pursue militants crashed in the eastern province of Hakkari early on May 13.
Meanwhile, a ninth soldier died in eastern Thrace when a military vehicle rolled down a hill.
One police officer was killed while two others were wounded in an attack by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) late on April 16 amid ongoing operations in the Turkish southeastern province of ??rnak.
PKK militants launched a rocket attack against an armored police vehicle passing through Vatan Street in central ??rnak and injured three police officers.
One police officer was killed on Feb. 28 in an outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) attack in the Nusaybin district of the southeastern province of Mardin.
PKK militants attacked an armored police vehicle with rocket propelled grenades, wounding three police officers inside. One injured police officer later died at Nusaybin State Hospital.