Turkish Ministry of Defense
The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced today, Tuesday, that its forces have “neutralized” 8 elements of the “Kurdistan Workers Party” organization in northern Iraq.
“We continue to destroy terrorist outposts. Our reconnaissance and surveillance mechanisms in the Gara region in northern Iraq detected 8 PKK terrorists who were eliminated by our air forces,” the ministry said, in a brief statement on Twitter.
The Turkish Ministry of Defense pledged to continue its operations “decisively and forcefully,” attaching the tweet to a video clip documenting Turkish army fighter flights.
Teröristlerin inlerini başlarına yıkmaya devam ediyoruz.
Keşif ve gözetleme vasıtalarımızın Irak kuzeyindeki Gara bölgesinde tespit ettiği 8 PKK’lı terörist, Hava Kuvvetlerimiz tarafından etkisiz hâle getirildi. Operasyonlarımız azimli ve kararlı şekilde devam edecek! pic.twitter.com/9m19i5K4Zh
– TC Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) February 23, 2021
In recent years, Turkish forces have carried out intensive operations against Kurdish militants, whom they consider terrorists, in both Iraq and Syria, saying that this comes in response to attacks launched or planned by elements of the Kurdistan Workers Party, which Turkey has been fighting for more than 3 decades inside The country and beyond.