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Turkish military launches operation in northern Iraq

Turkish military launches operation in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military launched an operation with commandos, backed by artillery and air strikes, against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The military action began with …

3 Turkish soldiers killed in mortar attack from Iraq

3 Turkish soldiers killed in mortar attack from Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers died on Saturday in a mortar attack by Kurdish militants launched from Iraqi territory, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, Arab News reported. “Three of our brothers in arms died as martyrs after mortar fire …

Erdogan to visit Iraq

Erdogan to visit Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq by the end of this year, Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali al-Hakim in …

Turkey opens center to manage operation in Syria

Turkey opens center to manage operation in Syria

Turkey's defense minister and chief of general staff on Saturday inaugurated a center in southeastern Sanliurfa province that would manage possible military operation against terrorists east of the Euphrates River in Syria, Anadolu Agency …

Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish jets 'neutralize' at least 3 terrorists in N. Iraq

At least three PKK terrorists were neutralized in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry announced on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that …

Turkish army 'neutralizes' 7 terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish army 'neutralizes' 7 terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish jets "neutralized" seven terrorists as part of an anti-terror operation in northern Iraq, the military said Sunday, Anadolu agency reports. In a Twitter post, the Turkish General Staff said the airstrikes carried out …

Iraqi president to pay visit to Turkey

Iraqi president to pay visit to Turkey

Turkey and Iraq will discuss all aspects of bilateral relations, as well as regional developments, during Iraqi President Barham Salih’s visit to the Turkish capital today, diplomatic sources have said. …

Turkish forces destroy 6 militants in Iraq

Turkish forces destroy 6 militants in Iraq

Turkish jets destroyed six PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the Turkish Defense Ministry said. The airstrikes were carried out in Zap and Hakurk regions on Sunday, the ministry said on Twitter, adding that the terrorists were plotting …

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

Turkish forces 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N.Iraq

At least six PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in air operations carried out in northern Iraq on Saturday, according to the Turkish military, Yeni Şafak reported. Turkish authorities often use the word …

Rocket fire from Iraq kills Turkish soldier in Hakkari

Rocket fire from Iraq kills Turkish soldier in Hakkari

One Turkish serviceman was killed and four more people, including a civilian, were injured in the rocket fire from Iraq's northern areas controlled by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the authorities of Turkey's Hakkari province …

Turkish army neutralizes nine PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish army neutralizes nine PKK terrorists in Iraq

The Turkish Armed Forces neutralized nine Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists in northern Iraq in air operations during the last two days, according to a statement. It was reported that the PKK terrorists were preparing for …

Turkish forces eliminate top PKK member in Iraq

Turkish forces eliminate top PKK member in Iraq

Turkish forces eliminated a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, during an operation in Iraqi Sinjar, the Turkish general staff said. "Ismail Ozden, a …

Turkish army destroys terrorist hideouts in N. Iraq

Turkish army destroys terrorist hideouts in N. Iraq

Turkish jets destroyed terrorist shelters, hideouts, and weapons pits as part of anti-terror operations in northern Iraq on Friday, the military said on Saturday, Anadolu agency reported. In a statement, the Turkish General Staff said …

Turkey's air strikes kill 26 PKK militants in Iraq

Turkey's air strikes kill 26 PKK militants in Iraq

The Turkish military said air strikes its forces carried out killed 26 Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants in northern Iraq’s Qandil mountain region on June 12. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said today …

Turkey prepares for further operations in Syria and Iraq

Turkey prepares for further operations in Syria and Iraq

Turkey has started preparations to clear northern Syria’s Ayn al-Arab, Ras al-Ain and Tel Abyad regions from militants up to the Iraqi border, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, adding that it would also clear militants …