Two workers were martyred and three others were injured on Wednesday after being targeted by Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in the southern Turkish province of Hakkari, according to reports.
Among the three workers injured in the attack, one suffered from grave wounds and is receiving treatment.
The technicians were working on a power line in the Hakkari city of Yüksekova when they were attacked by PKK terrorists.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.
The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.
Kirkuk governor deployed 200 PKK terrorists to northern Iraq base
Governor of Iraq’s northern Kirkuk province, Najmiddin Karim, allowed deployment of 200 armed PKK terrorists at Kiwan military base, said Iraqi Turkmen leader Arshad al-Salihi.In an interview with Anadolu Agency on Friday, Al-Salihi, who is a member of Iraqi parliament and the head of the Iraqi Turkmen Front, said if the PKK terrorists were brought to Kirkuk province with the aim to fight Daesh terrorist group, Turkmen are already doing the same.“Why is the [Kirkuk] governor, who did not allow the Turkmen people in Kirkuk to arm in order to defend themselves, bringing the PKK to the province?” the Turkmen leader questioned.U.S. is aware of PKK presence in KirkukAccording to al-Salihi, the U.S. is aware of PKK’s presence in Kirkuk.Moreover, the Turkmen leader reiterated his rejection of the northern Kurdish region’s upcoming independence referendum.On Sep. 25, residents of northern Iraq’s Kurdish region will take part in the referendum on whether to declare formal independence from the Iraqi state.Officials in Baghdad, however, reject the planned poll, saying it could adversely impact the fight against the Daesh terrorist group, which despite a string of recent defeats still maintains a significant presence in Iraq.The Iraqi government also claims that the poll would violate the country’s 2005 constitution and would be “of no political or economic benefit to the region’s Kurds”.“The decision to hold a referendum in areas under the control of the Peshmerga, including Kirkuk, means occupation,” the Turkmen leader said.
5 PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey
Turkish security forces have killed five PKK terrorists in the southeastern Şırnak province, the local governor's office said Wednesday.Forces on Tuesday launched an air-supported operation based on intel that the PKK organization was preparing to attack military units in the Behranci Deresi area of the province's Uludere district.During the operation, five PKK terrorists were killed -- including two female terrorists -- and their weapons were seized, the statement said.The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of around 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians.
PKK terrorists occupy five Syria-Turkey border crossings
The Syrian map has drastically changed since the end of 2016 after the Syrian opposition lost swaths of land to the regime, and the regions previously controlled by Daesh were handed over to the Syrian affiliate of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the PYD, which, backed by the U.S., has established control over areas in Hasakah, Deir Ez-Zor, Raqqa, Jarabulus and Aleppo. U.S.-backed PKK terrorists currently occupy 580 kilometers of Syria’s border regions, which include the Syrian side of the border crossings of İslahiye, Mürşitpınar, Akçakale, Ceylanpınar and Şenyurt, as part of the multilateral plan to besiege Turkey from the south through Iraq and Syria.They have their sights set on Bab al-SalamaAttempts by PKK terrorists to seize control over the two biggest operation border crossings of Bab al-Salamah and Bab al-Hawa are ongoing. PKK terrorists are currently stationed 2.5 kilometers from Azaz’s Bab al-Salama border crossing and at a distance of 13 kilometers from the Reyhanlı- Bab al-Hawa gate. The U.S.- PYD alliance has prioritized its goal of seizing control over the biggest operational border crossings with Turkey as PKK terrorists continue to target Bab al-Hawa and Bab al-Salamah with mortars and missiles.Two border crossings controlled by the oppositionA total of nine border crossings have been established on Turkey’s border with Syria, which stretches 911 kilometers from the Mediterranean in the west to the Iraqi borders in the east. Two of the largest border crossings are located on the borders of the southern Turkish provinces of Hatay and Kilis, where the Cilvegözü and Öncüpınar border crossings are found, which are currently operational and are manned by the opposition on the Syrian side. Five border crossings are located in areas that are currently occupied by PKK terrorists, and the Kasab border gate to the west is currently under regime control. The Syrian opposition regained control over the Jarabulus border crossing following the launch of the Euphrates Shield Operation in August 2016, which cleared the region from the presence of Daesh terrorists.Smuggling weapons and fuelPKK terrorists, who occupy approximately 600 kilometers of the border with Turkey, are trafficking humans and smuggling weapons and fuel across the border through underground tunnels they dug in close vicinity to border gates. The tunnels also serve as a passageway for foreign terrorists from Europe and Turkey as they cross into Syria to receive training in terror camps established in PKK-occupied regions. Until 2016, a large number of foreign fighters who fought alongside PKK terrorists received training in camps set up in the PKK-occupied cities of Ayn al-Arab, Qamishli and Afrin.The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.Petrol war looms in SyriaUS to invade Syria’s Deir ez-Zor nextPKK sends 'Antifa' terrorists to US
Terrorist planning attack in southern Turkey neutralized
A terrorist planning an attack targeting a National Intelligence Organization (MİT) building in Turkey’s southern province Mersin was shot dead.Mersin state prosecutor Mustafa Ercan said security forces neutralized a “suicide bomber” who was preparing for an attack targeting a police station in the Yenişehir district.“We believe the terrorist could be a member of Daesh. We will deliver a more detailed statement soon. Police teams successfully prevented the attack. An explosives vest was seized from the terrorist,” said Ercan, who added that he had visited the scene of the incident.The investigation of the incident is ongoing.Two PKK terrorists killed in southeast Turkey