One PKK militant killed in clashes in Turkey’s Antalya
AA photoOne militant of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was killed and another was wounded late on Nov. 16 during clashes with security forces in the Konyaaltı district of the southern Turkish province of Antalya, Doğan News Agency has reported.
Police in Antalya engaged in an armed clash with two PKK militants in the Hurma neighborhood after they refused to obey warnings to stop.
The militants, who reportedly arrived in Hurma from a nearby forested area to buy some bread, fled in different directions after coming across the police. One of the militants was killed when his hand-grenade exploded and the other was heavily wounded after being shot in the operation. The wounded PKK militant was later transferred to hospital by counter-terrorism police.
A number of counter-terrorism and special operations units were dispatched to the scene, and police conducted examinations in the aftermath of the clashes.
Meanwhile, the Antalya 3rd Criminal Court of Peace issued a gag order on the clashes, upon an order from Turkey’s media watchdog the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK).
On Nov. 14, gendarmerie specialized sergeant Fazıl Doğruöz was killed in the Konyaaltı district when PKK militants opened fire on gendarmerie units during a routine check.