Turkish jets fly over PKK camps in northern Iraq 'for observation'
DİYARBAKIR - Doğan News Agency
Hürriyet PhotoFive F-16 fighter planes took off from a Diyarbakır Air Force base before conducting flights over outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) camps in northern Iraq, according to Doğan news agency.
The jets flew over Hakkari’s Çukurca district and over PKK camps near the border.
The flights had no offensive nature but were conducted to check the camp sites, Doğan news agency reported, adding that they were set to be repeated frequently to discover and follow movements occurring in PKK camps.
The jets will not bomb the areas unless an armed attack against Turkey occurs, officials said, adding that their sole purpose was to inspect the areas.