President Erdoğan chairs security summit in Ankara after triple PKK attacks


President Erdoğan chaired a security summit held in the Presidential Complex in Ankara’s Beştepe district Thursday after triple PKK attacks hit Turkey’s east and southeast in the spate of 24 hours.

The summit, which begun around 10:00 p.m. local time, lasted about 1,5hours and was also attended by Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, Turkish General of Staff Hulusi Akar and other ministers.

While Turkey continues to hunt for members of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), responsible for the July 15 coup attempt, the PKK terrorist organization recently intensified its bombing attacks, launching three separate attacks in the last two days, leaving at least nine people dead and hundreds wounded.

A car bomb exploded Wednesday night in front of the Police Department Headquarters in the eastern province of Elazığ, killing at least three people and injuring 146 others.

Another PKK attack took place the same day, killing at least three soldiers and a village guard, and injuring seven other soldiers when the terrorists detonated explosives while an armored vehicle carrying soldiers was passing by.

The PKK also hit the eastern province of Van late Wednesday. Three people, including a police officer, died in the attack in Van, which left more than 70 people injured.

Source: DailySabah

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