Turkey and Iraq

Turkey 'neutralizes' 4 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey forces neutralized at least four PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, authorities said on Tuesday. Two terrorists were neutralized in the Gara region by armed forces, while two others in the Operation Pence-Yildirim zone by …

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Turkey starts foreign operation against PKK

According to Turkish media, the Turkish army launched a military operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party in northern Iraq, where the militants are located.  Turkey considers the PKK a terrorist organization. According to …

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Turkey neutralizes 25 terrorists in northern Iraq

Turkey neutralized 25 terrorists, including one senior, in an air operation in the Hakurk and Qandil regions in northern Iraq, Turkish defense minister Hulusi Akar said. Speaking during his visit to Bucharest, Akar said Turkey …

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Turkish airstrikes hit PKK terrorists in Iraq

Turkish security forces killed nine PKK terrorists in northern Iraq during a cross-border counterterrorism operation in the region, unintentionally killing two Iraqi military officers and raising tensions between the two countries. …

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Turkish soldier killed by terrorists in N Iraq

A Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with terrorists in Operation Claw-Tiger zone in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said on June 28, Hurriyet daily reports. The ministry offered condolences to the family of the soldier and the …

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Turkey neutralizes most wanted PKK terrorist in Iraq

A PKK terrorist in Turkey's most wanted list was neutralized in northern Iraq, a Turkish security source said. Musluh Ike, a senior PKK terrorist code-named Tekoser Zagros, was neutralized in a joint operation in …

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Turkish jets 'neutralize' 6 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq

Turkish fighter jets neutralized six more PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Saturday, Anadolu agency reports. Airstrikes were carried out in the Haftanin and Gara regions in coordination with …

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Turkey moving military equipment to Iraqi border

Turkey is moving additional military equipment to the border with Iraq, according to the Turkish Defense Ministry. It is reported that the military equipment as part of the operation dubbed 'Pence' (Paw) is accumulated in …

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 Iraq hands over children of ISIS members to Turkey

Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected ISIS members (the terrorist group banned in Russia) to Turkey in the presence of government officials from both countries and UNICEF, a judiciary spokesman said. “The central …

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Turkish military launches operation in northern Iraq

Turkey’s military launched an operation with commandos, backed by artillery and air strikes, against Kurdish militants in a mountainous area of northern Iraq, the Turkish Defence Ministry said. The military action began with …

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3 Turkish soldiers killed in mortar attack from Iraq

Three Turkish soldiers died on Saturday in a mortar attack by Kurdish militants launched from Iraqi territory, the Turkish Defense Ministry said, Arab News reported. “Three of our brothers in arms died as martyrs after mortar fire …

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Erdogan to visit Iraq

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Iraq by the end of this year, Turkey's foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart Mohamed Ali al-Hakim in …

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