Kurdistan Workers' Party insurgency

Minister vows continued fight against terrorism in Iraq's north

Defense Minister Yaşar Güler has insisted that Turkish troops will remain in northern Iraq until the terror threat, particularly from the PKK, is eliminated.

"Everyone knows that Türkiye needs to move to another phase [in the fight against terrorism]," Güler said during a gathering with reporters in the capital Ankara on March 10.

4 PKK terrorists ‘neutralized’ in northern Iraq

Turkish security forces "neutralized" four PKK terrorists in the Gara region in northern Iraq with an air operation, the Defense Ministry has announced.

"Four PKK terrorists detected in the Gara region in northern Iraq were 'neutralized' through an airstrike. Our operations will continue unabated," the ministry said in a written statement on social media on Feb. 25.