The Hürriyet daily reported that two Turkish soldiers were killed and 10 others were wounded in two separate clashes in Şemdinli, in the southeastern province of Hakkari. The daily added that one soldier was killed and three others were wounded in an initial clash that took place on Sunday morning which was followed by day-long exchange of fire, during which the other two soldiers were hit. The Türkiye daily said war planes and helicopter gunships struck a large group of PKK operative who were reported to have crossed the border from northern Iraq with heavy weapons.
“Sarko lost, Bursa won,” read a Hürriyet headline regarding French carmaker Renault's decision to manufacture its Clio Sports Tourer in plants in Turkey's northwestern Bursa province. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy had long objected to the production of Clio's new model in Turkish car plants.
The Milliyet daily ran a story on the Turkish Interior Ministry issuing a residence permit for Hashimi, Iraq's fugitive Sunni vice president who faces terrorism charges in his country. The daily said the ministry granted Hashimi the permit as his 90-day visa had expired. The Iraqi vice president is currently staying in a heavily guarded home in İstanbul.
* The Anatolia news agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.