Jul 27, 2015

Turkish jets hit PKK targets in Iraq

Turkey attacked Kurdish insurgent camps in Iraq for a second night on Sunday, in a campaign that could end its peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Ankara, which called for a special NATO meeting on Tuesday to discuss its security concerns, said two soldiers were killed and four wounded in an earlier attack by PKK militants.
Long a reluctant member of the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State, Turkey made a dramatic turnaround this week by granting the alliance access to its air bases and launching air raids against both the jihadist movement and the PKK.
It has no plans to send ground troops into Syria and the air strikes there are meant to give support to moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State.

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