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Turkey, Iran launch joint operation against PKK

Operation launched on Turkey’s eastern border at 08.00 a.m. local time (0500GMT), Turkish interior minister says

Hatice Ozdemir Tosun   | 18.03.2019
Turkey, Iran launch joint operation against PKK

ANTALYA, Turkey

Turkey has launched a joint operation with Iran against PKK terrorist group on Turkey’s eastern border, Turkish interior minister said on Monday.

“We started joint operation with Iran against PKK on eastern border at 08.00 a.m. local time [0500GMT],” Suleyman Soylu said in Mediterranean city of Antalya.

“We will announce the outcome of the operation later. We will eliminate [terrorist PKK]," Soylu added.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

Writing By Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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