17 April 2014, Thursday
Today's Zaman

Five terrorists killed in anti-PKK operation in Bitlis

8 May 2012, Tuesday /TODAY’S ZAMAN
Security forces killed five terrorists of the outlawed Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK) during a clash in the district of Tatvan, located in the eastern province of Bitlis, early on Tuesday.

Two of the terrorists killed were female. The clash took place during a routine search operation in rural areas of Tatvan. According a written statement revealed by the Bitlis Governor’s Office, the security forces confronted a group of terrorists in the village of Yediören. When asked by the security forces to surrender, the terrorists opened fire and a clash erupted. Security forces then launched an operation in the area. Three other PKK terrorists were killed in Siirt on Monday during clashes between the PKK and security forces. The PKK is a terrorist organization which has been engaged in an armed struggle against the Turkish state for an independent Kurdistan since 1984.

NATIONAL  Other Titles
Chief ombudsman laments low implementation of KDK recommendations
'Banning social media disaster for any government's global image'
Nana Zeyini dies at age of 120
Turkey's Gül says candidacy in presidential election not yet settled
92,000 die of cancer each year in Turkey
Ministerial bureaucrats purged after being profiled by MİT
Purges in police force leading to higher crime rate
Four-year-old dies after being found with slit throat, wrist
Report: Naval command allegedly profiles personnel
PM avoids suing critics of corruption out of fear ‘truth may come out'
Armenian Akdamar church restoration nears completion
Ruling AK Party to determine presidential candidate toward end of May
Probe launched into Afyonkarahisar explosion on suspicion of terrorism
Legal complaint issued over Mazhar Bağlı’s hate speech
American journalism school offers free online training in Turkish
AK Party deputies pass MİT law article-by-article despite warnings
AK Party government punishing reassigned police officers
Commemorations for former President Özal, supporter of Turkish schools abroad
Gag order on case file in Yazıcıoğlu's death lifted
Erdoğan threatens judges, prosecutors in party group speech
Opposition leaders say PM turning Turkey into intelligence state
Opposition CHP leader likens Erdoğan to Hitler, Mussolini
Nearly 90 police officials purged in southeast Turkey
Nearly 280 police officers reassigned in four provinces
Twitter executives meet with Turkey's President Gül