Turkey kills some 500 Kurdish rebels in one month – Turk PM

Some 500 Kurdish rebels were killed over the past month by Turkish security forces, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Over the past 10 days, 123 Kurdish rebels were killed during an ongoing military operation in the southeastern city of Hakkari, the country’s border with Iraq. Hakkari was the site of frequent clashes between the separatists and government forces, AFP reported. The Turkish army staged nearly 1,000 operations over the last six months to drive out rebels belonging to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

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