Turkey Invades Northern Iraq In ‘Counter-Terrorism Operation’ Against PKK


On May 28, the Turkish Armed Forces invaded in northern Iraq in the famework of the declared ‘counter-terrorism’ operation against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) armed group.

The Turkish Defense Ministry said in a statement that the operation, named ‘Pence’, is launched to neutralise Kurdish rebels in the area and destroy their caves and shelters.

The operation includes both air raids by the Air Force and ground operations by special force in the Iraqi area of Hakurk.

Last week, Turkey delivered airstrikes on supposed weapon positions, shelters, and ammunition dumps used by the PKK in the Avasin-Basyan and Hakurk region.