According to the Turkish Department of National Defense, Turkish troops have carried out fresh strikes in northern Iraq and demolished 16 PKK positions.
According to the department, the raids were carried out in the Gara, Metina, Qandil, Hakurk, and Asos districts today at 8 p.m. It further said that every effort had been made to protect the planet and the general public.
Two days earlier, two assailants planted a bomb in front of Turkish government facilities in Ankara, killing both of them and injuring two policemen. Turkish airstrikes started later on the same day on PKK sites in the north of Iraq after the group declared responsibility for the terrorist attack.
Thousands of people have died as a result of strikes carried out by the PKK. Turkey and its Western allies have designated the group as “terrorist” 40 years ago. The PKK has been driven back into neighboring Iraq by a succession of Turkish military assaults.
In order to confirm Sweden’s participation in the NATO military alliance, MPs in the nation’s parliament will be requested to convene on Sunday, the same day as PKK assault.
Turkey’s fury over the Swedish police’s unwillingness to forbid PKK and its backers from marching through its capital has prevented approval. The ratification would signal a thaw in Turkey’s tough relations with the United States, according to some observers, who think the PKK may be attempting to obstruct it.
In addition, Turkey is attempting to persuade the US to cease supporting YPG forces in Syria, a policy change that Ankara would demand in exchange for the US’s ratification. To combat the ISIS organization in the area, Washington depended on the YPG. However, Ankara sees the YPG and the PKK as cooperating organizations.
A suicide assailant set up a bomb close to the Turkish Department of Interior’s entrance. Several hours after the attack, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to address the legislature upon its comeback from the summer break.
In a gunfight with the police, a second shooter was slain. In the assault, two law enforcement personnel received minor injuries.
After killing a veterinarian in Kayseri in central Turkey, the suspects fled to the scene in a car they had taken from the man. A PKK-affiliated news outlet said that the PKK took charge of the bombing hours later. One of the attackers was recognized by Turkish officials as a PKK fighter.
According to Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, police searches were conducted in 64 Turkish districts on Tuesday. After the incident, which was attributed to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party, it targeted persons who were in possession of illicit weapons.
928 persons, according to Yerlikaya, were detained for carrying prohibited weapons. 67 further people were detained on suspicion of having connections to the PKK. Later, the number of those held for allegedly being PKK members was raised by the government-run Anadolu agency to 90.
The operations involved 13,400 security personnel, and more than 1,000 illicit weapons were confiscated.