Kurdish–Turkish conflict

Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 3 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkish fighter jets "neutralized" three PKK terrorists as part of counter-terrorism operations in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on April 18. 
The terrorists, who were detected by reconnaissance and surveillance activities, were neutralized in Avashin-Basyan region of northern Iraq, the ministry said on Twitter.

Turkish soldier killed in terrorist attack in Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed in a terrorist attack in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on April 15. 

"On April 15, 2020, in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, a hero fellow soldier was martyred by the explosion of a mine/handmade explosive previously placed by terrorists from the separatist terrorist organization PKK," the ministry said in a statement.

5 arrested over links to terror attack in SE Turkey

At least five people were arrested over alleged links to April 8's terror attack in southeastern Turkey, security sources said.

Earlier on April 9, prosecutors in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır issued warrants for six suspects over the attack in Kulp district which claimed the lives of five villagers.

138,000 quarantined amid coronavirus outbreak: Interior minister

Turkey has quarantined a total of 138,000 citizens nationwide as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, the country's interior minister said on April 9.

Of these, 122,500 are quarantined at 180 locations nationwide, while the others are staying in dormitories, said Süleyman Soylu.

8 YPG/PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in N Syria

Turkey's National Defense Ministry on April 8 said a total of eight YPG/PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in northern Syria.

In a Twitter post, the ministry said commando units struck a group of four terrorists who opened harassment fire on security forces in the area, earlier cleared by Turkey's Euphrates Shield Operation.

5 civilians killed in PKK attack in SE Turkey

At least five villagers were killed in southeastern Turkey on April 8 by the terrorist organization PKK, said the local governorship.

Roadside explosives planted by the terror group hit a vehicle carrying forest workers in the rural town of Güleç in the Kulp district, said the Diyarbakır Governor's Office in a statement.

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