One soldier killed in SE Turkey during PKK clash
ŞIRNAK - Anatolia News AgencyA specialized sergeant died in clashes with suspected outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) members Dec. 23 in Cudi Mountain in the southeastern Şırnak province.
Specialized Sgt. Mehmet Bostanoğlu, 35, died during a large-scale operation against an estimated 20 PKK members. Two of the PKK members were caught with their guns, Anatolia news agency reported. Turkey’s state-run television TRT also reported 15 PKK members were killed in the operation; however, the report was not confirmed.
Meanwhile, a funeral ceremony for fallen specialized sergeant Cezmi Kaya, who died Dec. 22, was held in his hometown of Eskişehir yesterday. Kaya died in a landmine explosion during patrol in the southeastern Hakkari province.