Turkey

Six soldiers dead many more terrorists


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Six soldiers and two so called village guards were left dead yesterday after members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attacked military posts in the south eastern province of Hakkari.

Over the past two weeks the Turkish military has been carrying out an offensive against the PKK which has left around 100 of the PKK killed.

The region in south eastern Turkey borders with Iraq and is quite close to north eastern Syria, both of which are strongly Kurdish areas. At least one source has suggested that the activity by the PKK may be linked to the civil war in Syria and may be part of an attempt to create an ‘Arab Spring’ effect in Turkey and other neighbouring countries with large Kurdish populations.

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