General Staff denies reports that pilots were interrogated for Kandil raid
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
The raid to the Kandil Mountains was conducted during the visit of a parliamentary delegation from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) on Feb. 27.The Turkish General Staff has denied on March 16 reports claiming that 12 pilots operating in Turkey's border region with Iraq and Syria were interrogated regarding the raid conducted by the Turkish Air Forces on the bases of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the Kandil Mountains on Feb. 27.
Daily Aydınlık reported March 16 that 12 pilots were summoned by an Ankara court. Judges asked for testimonies on the raid as well as information on their private life, the report said.
"The entire claim is unfounded, purposeful and untrue," the general staff told Hürriyet Daily News in a statement.
The raid was conducted during the visit of a parliamentary delegation from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) to senior leaders of the PKK in the Kandil Mountains in northern Iraq. The BDP deputies delivered letters from the imprisoned leader of the PKK Abdullah Öcalan during the meeting.