PM DavutoIlu orders continuation of anti-PKK ops during winter

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoilu ordered the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) to go ahead with military operations during winter as well during a top security meeting on Wednesday.
Davutoilu chaired a security summit at the andcankaya Palace where senior state and military officials discussed recent developments in Syria as well as security measures to be taken against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the terrorist Kurdistan Workersandrsquo Party (PKK).
A statement released following the summit said the participants of the summit agreed that the TSK should continue its operations against the PKK without slowing down and that Davutoilu ordered the TSK to go ahead with the operations during winter as well. Two soldiers and one civilian were killed in separate incidents in Turkeyand’s restive Southeast on Wednesday as the region has again been mired in violence following Sundayand’s general election.
A statement released by the General Staff on Wednesday said that two soldiers were killed while another soldier was injured during clashes with the terrorist Kurdistan Workersand’ Party (PKK) in the Yanduksekova district of Hakkari. The statement also said 15 PKK terrorists have been killed by Turkish Armed Forcesand’ (TSK) operations against the terrorist group in the Dailica region of Hakkari since Tuesday.
The TSK began to hit PKK targets in the region and across the border in northern Iraq following Sundayand’s vote in which the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) emerged victorious, winning 49.3 percent of the vote, thus keeping the governmentand’s promise to continue fighting against the group after the elections.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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