Turkish top brass visits Turkey’s southeast

Turkish top brass visits Turkey’s southeast

Turkish top brass visits Turkey’s southeast Turkey’s top soldiers paid a visit to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır on April 3. 

Chief of the Army Gen. Hulusi Akar and force commanders arrived in the province early in the day, Doğan News Agency has reported. 

Upon arriving at the province, Akar and the top soldiers with him attended a security meeting at the Diyarbakır Governor’s office, where the latest developments in the region were discussed. 

The soldiers later visited the historic İçkale before visiting the Sur district, which was severely damaged last year during clashes between the security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants. 

Akar and the commanders had lunch in Sur and spoke with business owners in the area. 

Meanwhile, Turkish warplanes have carried out airstrikes against PKK targets in northern Iraq and the southeastern province of Hakkari, Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) announced on April 3. 

According to the TSK, the airstrikes were carried out between 1:15 and 1:42 p.m. on April 2 after receiving intelligence. 

Four PKK targets, including weapon launching positions and shelters, were destroyed in the Avasin and Basyan regions of northern Iraq and the outskirts of Hakkari.