|  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
  |  
18 April 2014, Friday
 
 
Today's Zaman
 
 
 
 

PKK’s Black Sea commander killed in operation by military

15 April 2012, Sunday /BÜLENT BOLATÇI,ŞEYHMUS EDİS
Two terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, including the commander responsible for the outlawed group’s Black Sea operations, were killed on Saturday in a large-scale military operation launched after two Turkish soldiers died in an attack in Amasya.

One of the two terrorists killed was Mahir Koç, who used the code name Celal Başkale and was in charge of PKK operations in Turkey’s Black Sea region, Amasya Governor Abdil Celil Öz announced on Saturday. Koç previously was a bodyguard for Fehman Hüseyin of Syria, one of the PKK’s chief commanders. Hüseyin uses the alias Bahoz Erdal.

Pvt. Murat Erdem and Sr. Sgt. Osman Cantürk were killed on Wednesday in a PKK ambush near the town of Çiğdemlik, located in central Amasya province. A ground operation was launched by provincial gendarmerie command units following the deaths. The troops were able to locate the hideout of the terrorists on Friday night. Koç and another terrorist were killed early Saturday morning. The security forces also seized a large number of explosives and ammunition after the two were killed.

Governor Öz said ballistics reports indicate that the explosives found with the terrorists were the same as those used in the ambush that left the two soldiers dead on Wednesday.

The PKK’s Black Sea operations sustained a heavy blow with the death of their regional leader, the governor said.

 
 
NATIONAL  Other Titles
Suspicions remain on 21st anniversary of President Özal's death
Interior Ministry seeks to expel 20 police chiefs
Former Adana prosecutor, wife file separate complaints
Media hate speech targets Turkey's Alevis most, report reveals
Take a stroll in these İstanbul neighborhoods
Ruling party wants Erdoğan presidential bid, say party officials
Turkey to hold further talks with Twitter
Film on young victims of Dersim massacre shown in Ankara
PKK kidnaps former mayor, three people in southeastern Turkey
Exemplary democrat Turgut Özal commemorated on 21st anniversary of death
Opposition deputy: CHP will apply to Constitutional Court over dershane law
Pro-gov't dailies report conflicting news on leaked audio on Syria
‘Nonexistent' Berkin Elvan video footage found
MHP leader calls for end to polarization
Prosecutor dismisses complaint against PM and ‘Alo Fatih'
İkizdere villagers march in protest of tree massacre
American citizen returns historic work to Turkey
Prosecutor drops probe into '94 airstrike that killed 38 villagers
PM avoids suing critics of corruption out of fear ‘truth may come out'
AK Party deputies pass MİT law article-by-article despite warnings
Ministerial bureaucrats purged after being profiled by MİT
Chief ombudsman laments low implementation of KDK recommendations
Purges in police force leading to higher crime rate
AK Party government punishing reassigned police officers
Commemorations for former President Özal, supporter of Turkish schools abroad
...
Bloggers