BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Ministry of Defense announced in a statement on Wednesday that a Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in the southeastern part of the country after they came under fire from the Iranian side of the border.

The statement did not say who shot the soldiers.

The ministry indicated that the soldiers were on a reconnaissance and observation mission along a border town in the Hakkari province of southeastern Turkey when the shooting took place.

Turkey has been fighting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) on its borders with Syria and Iraq for decades, while also dealing with the PKK-aligned PJAK group on its border with Iran.

Both Iran and Turkey have recently teamed up in Iraq to launch simultaneous attacks against the PKK in the Iraqi-Kurdistan region of the country.

This operation was condemned by Baghdad, as it was not given the green light by the Iraqi government or military.l

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2020-07-11 05:01

Turkey and Iran have not “teamed up” against the PKK… : “Pure bullshit of Sputnik… “Iranian Kurdish Democratic Party” is PDKI, they are more or less pro-US and pro-West, they are NOT PJAK or PKK. PJAK means the “Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan”. And this Kawa Sheikh Mouss is not a member of PKK or PJAK. And the PKK is not “an affiliate of the PJAK”. PKK-HPG-YJA Star, PJAK-YRK-HPJ-KODAR, PYD-YPG-YPJ, and several other revolutionary organizations are members of the KCK. Several organizations of the KCK have alliances and agreements since a long time with the IRGC-QF and some… Read more »