Two soldiers killed in PKK attack in Turkey’s southeast
HAKKARİ – Doğan News AgencyTwo soldiers were killed on late May 2 when outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants attacked a military station zone in the Şemdinli district of the southeastern province of Hakkari.
A group of PKK militants attacked the Hapuşt military station zone with long-barreled weapons. Cpl. Muttalip Soylu and Infantryman Ayhan Erdoğan were killed during clashes with the militants.
A wide-scale operation supported by helicopters has begun in the region to apprehend the fleeing PKK militants.
A funeral ceremony was held for the two soldiers in the eastern province of Van on May 3. The soldiers were later sent to their hometowns of Niğde in Central Anatolia and Bartın in the Black Sea to be laid to rest.