ISTANBUL, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- A Turkish soldier was killed and another was
injured on Saturday in fierce clashes with a group of armed members of the
Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in southeastern Turkey.
The PKK members attacked the soldiers as they were fanning out the
country's southeastern Nusaybin area near Mardin'in province, the Turkish army
announced in a statement.
Military reinforcements were dispatched to hunt down the PKK rebels, the
The attack came after staging demonstrations in support of the PKK this
week in Turkey, demanding to improve the conditions under which PKK leader
Abdullah Oglan was being held.
Ankara has announced that it will to promote the rights of the Kurdish
people, in aspiration that they would stop supporting the PKK which has been
fighting the Turkish government and forces since 1984. (end)
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