Turkey claims to have “neutralized” a senior PKK communications officer in Iraq

Turkey claims to have "neutralized" a senior PKK communications officer in Iraq

July 10 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Turkish authorities have announced on Monday the “neutralization” of a senior communications officer from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the framework of an operation carried out in recent hours.

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has indicated that the operation has been carried out by “commandos” in the Zap region and has indicated that the suspect is Ferit Yuksel, alias ‘Serzan Mava’, in charge of “supervising the regional communications of the PKK”, according to has reported the Turkish newspaper ‘Daily Sabah’.

Turkey uses the term “neutralized” to refer to suspects who have been killed, captured or turned in to the authorities as part of its operations.

The announcement came a day after the death of two Turkish soldiers in an attack carried out by alleged members of the PKK in northern Iraq, where Turkey launched an operation against the group in 2021 that would have resulted in the death of more than 830 suspects, according to official data from Ankara.

The Turkish army has also frequently carried out military operations against the PKK and its allies in northern Syria — mainly the Syrian Kurdish militia People’s Protection Units (YPG) — since the ceasefire between the government and the group was broken. armed in July 2015.

Source link