During air operations carried out in the Gara area in the north of Iraq from September 13 to 15, 31 objects of terrorists were destroyed, including shelters and caves with militants who were there. This was reported on Saturday by the Ministry of National Defense of Turkey.
Turkish Armed Forces conduct operations in accordance with self -defense rights arising from Article 51 of the UN Charter in order to prevent terrorist attacks against the Turkish people and security forces, as well as ensuring the protection of borders.
The department emphasized that the Turkish Armed Forces will continue to wage a decisive struggle against terrorism.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that since 1984, when the militants of the RSC for the first time had carried out a bloody crime in Turkey, and until March 2020, 7,500 security forces of Turkey and 6,800 civilians were killed at the hands of this bloody organization.
The United States and the European Union introduced PKK to the lists of terrorist organizations.
Despite Ankara’s attempts to find ways to settle the situation, the PKK terrorist organization has resumed armed attacks since July 2015.
In recent years, PKK seeks to shift responsibility for bloody crimes in the region to its branches.
In Syria, PKK terrorists are covered by the names Pyd and YPG, and in the last two years they call themselves “Syrian democratic forces.”
In Iran, PKK acts as “Party of Free Life of Kurdistan” (pjak).