PKK terrorists killed in SE Turkey, Northern Iraq

Police detain 22 IS suspects in eastern Turkey

Turkey detains 42 suspected militants in raids



Two Turkish soldiers were killed Saturday after PKK terrorists detonated a bomb trap during a military vehicle's passage in Turkey's southwestern Batman province. The civilian who was identified as 15-year-old Eren Bülbül was targeted by PKK militants while he was going to inform security forces about a PKK act which he was witnessed.


Two soldiers and another civilian were also injured during the clash in the city's Macka district earlier on Friday, the statement added.


Some 40,000 people have been killed in the clashes mainly concentrated in Turkey's southeast, as well as various attacks elsewhere in the country.


A ceasefire between the PKK and the state broke down in July 2015.


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Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians.


More than 40,000 people, including 5,500 security force members, have been killed in four decades of fighting between the Turkish state and the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.


Turkish police have detained 23 people, including the Antalya co-chairs of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), in operations against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in five provinces, CNN Türk reported on Friday.


On Thursday, Turkish authorities detained a suspected Islamic State militant of Russian origin after he allegedly planned to use a drone to attack a US plane at the Incirlik air base.