7 ‘terrorists’ killed in clash in Turkey: reportApril 1st, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, April 1 (IANS) At least seven terrorists were killed in a clash with security forces in south Turkey Friday, said a local media report.
The militants sneaked into Turkey from Syria and opened fire on security teams as a gendarmerie asked them to surrender in the Turkey’s Hassa town in Hatay province, Xinhua quoted Turkey’s semi-official Anatolia news agency as stating.
A gendarmerie is a military force charged with police duties among civilian populations.
Military operations were continuing in the region, unnamed officials were quoted as saying in the report.
According to local NTV channel, the killed militants were members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).
PKK, listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the European Union, took up arms in 1984 to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.
Some 40,000 people have died in conflicts involving the PKK in the over last two decades.
- Turkey launches military operations in northern Iraq - Oct 21, 2011
- Terror attack foiled in Turkey - Jul 08, 2012
- Kurdish militants attack Turkish convoy, kill 7 soldiers - Sep 19, 2012
- Inmates set prison on fire in Turkey - Jul 15, 2012
- Abducted British tourist released in Turkey - Jun 04, 2012
- Eight Kurdish rebels killed in Turkey - Sep 14, 2009
- Eight Turkish soldiers killed near Iraqi border - Jun 19, 2010
- Turkish jets bomb targets in northern Iraq - Jun 21, 2010
- Eight troopers killed in land mine explosion in Turkey - Aug 11, 2008
- 30 Syrian army men defect to Turkey - Jun 25, 2012
- 40,000 Syrian refugees reach Turkey - Jul 14, 2012
- 14 rebels killed in eastern Turkey - Aug 27, 2008
- 1.3 tonnes hashish seized in Turkey - Jan 06, 2012
- 17 dead in Turkey clash - Jul 01, 2010
- Blast in Turkey leather factory - Oct 04, 2010
Tags: anatolia, ankara, civilian populations, gendarmerie, hassa, hatay province, kurdish workers party, local media, militants, military force, military operations, pkk, police duties, security forces, security teams, semi official, southeastern turkey, terrorist organisation, turkey report, xinhua