A Turkish Army base was attacked by PKK militants, killing one soldier and wounding another.

The attack took place near the Iranian border in the southeast Turkish province of Diyarbakir on the Tigris River.

The Turkish Government has not released the soldier’s name; however, Turkish officials stated the soldier was a 23 year old officer, with the rank of Lieutenant.

Many believe the motive for the attack was fueled by Turkish soldiers attempting to dismantle the statue of the famous PKK commander, Mahsum Korkmaz, on the 30th anniversary of PKK attacks in Turkey.

During the commemorative ceremony, a Kurdish civilian was killed by Turkish security forces, infuriating the passionate crowd.

President Recep Erdogan has expressed his willingness to make peace with Turkish groups deemed “terrorists” and he is expected to comment on the events that transpired today.

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