Turkey–ISIL conflict

Turkey nabs suspect over killing of Turkish diplomat in Erbil

Turkish security forces on Jan. 21 nabbed a suspect allegedly linked to an armed attack that killed a Turkish diplomat in northern Iraq last July.

He was arrested in a joint operation by the provincial police forces and the Turkish Intelligence Organization (MİT) in the southeastern border province of Şırnak as he attempted to cross to Turkey.

3 Turkish soldiers killed in northern Syria

At least three Turkish soldiers were killed during an anti-terror operation in northern Syria, an official statement said on Jan. 6.

The soldiers were killed in a car bomb attack during a road control in the Operation Peace Spring zone, said the statement by Turkey's Defense Ministry.

The ministry extended condolences to the grieving families.

Turkey deports 3 German nationals for terror links

Turkey deported three foreign terrorist fighters to Germany, the Turkish Interior Ministry announced on Jan. 15. 

The terrorists, who were found to be German nationals, were sent back to their country as part of Turkey's ramped-up efforts to repatriate foreign terrorist fighters, the ministry said in a statement.

Turkey continues to deport foreign terrorist fighters, it added.

Turkey 'neutralizes' 3 PKK terrorists in N Iraq

Turkish security forces "neutralized" three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on Jan. 16.

On Twitter, the ministry said terrorists were "neutralized" in an air-backed operation by Turkish Armed Forces in Hakurk region.

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

Turkish soldier, security guard killed in northern Iraq

A Turkish soldier and security guard were killed in counter-terror operations in northern Iraq, Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Jan. 13.

The two were martyred during operations in the Haftanin region, said a ministry statement, wishing Allah's mercy upon them and conveying condolences to their grieving families.

Turkey launches Operation Kapan-3 in country’s SE

Turkey launched Operation Kapan-3 to eliminate terrorists in the country's southeast, the Interior Ministry announced on Jan. 13.

The gendarmerie command launched the counter-terrorism operation in the rural area of Hakkari province, the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 825 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces, are taking part in the operation.

Turkey launches Operation Kapan-2 in country's south

Turkey launched Operation Kapan-2 to eliminate terrorists in the country's south, the Interior Ministry announced on Jan. 12.

The gendarmerie command launched the counter-terrorism operation in the rural area of Hatay province, the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 623 security personnel, including gendarmerie and police forces, are taking part in the operation.

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