The Turkish Armed Forces have discovered what they believe to be a PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) tunnel on the border between Nusaybin and Qamishli.
According to the Turkish military, the tunnel was dug 7 meters below ground and spanned a total of 400 meters, only 50 of which were on the Turkish side of the border. If one is to believe Turkish security forces, the tunnel was constructed to funnel supplies and fighters between the Kurdish PKK and Syrian YPG (People’s Protection Units).
Although Kurdish insurgents did control half of Nusaybin at one point in time, the Turkish Army has since taken full control of the town in a military campaign which left most of predominately Kurdish populated city of Nusaybin in rubbles.
Meanwhile, Qamishli and most of the border between Syria and Turkey is controlled by the YPG, a Kurdish faction closely aligned with the PKK, both of which are outlawed in Turkey.
In a separate incident, footage emerged just days ago showing Turkish soldiers executing several female PKK prisoners of war at point-blank range.