Turkish forces enter northern Iraq to stop PKK
By Rizwan Khatik - Sat Oct 29, 6:49 am
Turkish sources said the forces arrived in the camp overnight as they continued operations in five areas in northern Iraq, which was used as a transit route for the PKK to enter Turkey.
Turkey’s F-16 fighter jets also launched overnight attacks on Hakurk camp in northern Iraq, a Press TV correspondent reported.
The military operations in northern Iraq resumed after the PKK members killed 26 Turkish security forces in the southeastern province of Hakkari last Wednesday.
No end is seen to Turkey’s military operations in northern Iraq and southeastern Turkey, as Ankara has vowed to continue operations against the PKK until the terrorist group is dismantled.
PKK is a separatist terrorist group that launched an armed insurgency in 1984 for a separate Kurdish homeland in Turkey’s southeast. The Turkish government says some 2,000 PKK elements are operating close to the Turkish-Iraqi border in northern Iraq.
Listed as a terrorist group by Ankara and most of the international community, PKK is held responsible by Turkey for the loss of nearly 45,000 lives over the past two decades.