Kurdish PKK Terror attack hits Turkish South-East

  • By Haifa Mustafa

Turkish forces hit by deadly terror attack

 Several Turkish soldiers have been killed in a terror attack in the south-eastern province of Hakkari, local sources have confirmed.

Turkish media have reported Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as calling an emergency security meeting following the attack. This follows the Turkish request for an emergency NATO meeting earlier this year.

The PKK, regarded by most western nations as well as many middle eastern states as a terrorist group, have been responsible for a number of attacks recently as Turkey faces a worrying deterioration in national security.

The existing ceasefire appeared to disintegrate in July 2015, when PKK forces taking territory in northern Iraq became a major security threat leading to the Turkish bombing of key strategic positions.

On Sunday, Turkish media reported, bombs had been detonated as two military vehicles were passing in the village of Daglica.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised a decisive response on national television the AFP news agency has reported.

H.Mustafa6@theinternational.org.uk