Some 42 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have been killed in operations in the eastern province of Hakkari’s Şemdinli district, according to private broadcaster Kanal D.
The Turkish Armed Forces started the operations in the area following a tip on a possible attack the PKK
was planning to launch on a Şemdinli police station.
Nearly 90 militants were approaching the station when Turkish Armed Forces intervened, killing 42 of the fighters.
Two more militants surrendered to the security forces.