Turkish military responds to two PKK attacks
AA PhotoThe Turkish military hit outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) targets on March 25 in reprisal for mortar shells fired by the group targeting Turkish Armed Forces units in the Dağlıca district of the southeastern province of Hakkari.
According to a written statement issued by the Turkish General Staff, the military determined the positions of three mortar shells fired by the PKK and in return pounded those positions with 155 mm Fırtına (Storm)-type howitzers and 120 mm mortars.
In a separate incident on March 25, PKK members attacked military units in Dağlıca with “Biksi” model machine guns and “Doçka” anti-aircraft guns, the military added.
It also responded to this attack by returning fire, said the statement.
The clashes come amid a delicate ceasefire between the PKK and the Turkish military, which has held for over two years.