3 Turkish soldiers martyred in northern Iraq
PKK terrorists attack Turkish soldiers
By Merve Yildizalp
Three Turkish soldiers were martyred in northern Iraq by PKK terrorists on Friday, the military said in a statement.
Meanwhile,12 PKK suspects were arrested during simultaneous operations in seven provinces, including Van, Agri, Tekirdag, Hakkari and Istanbul provinces.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- waged a terror campaign against Turkey for more than 30 years and has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people.
More than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children, have been killed since July 2015 alone when the group resumed its armed campaign against the country.