Turkish intelligence kills 3rd PKK member in N. Iraq over 1 week-Xinhua

Turkish intelligence kills 3rd PKK member in N. Iraq over 1 week

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2023-05-07 22:51:30

ANKARA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) killed a senior member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), the third one in a week, in a cross-border operation in northern Iraq, the semi-official Anadolu Agency reported on Sunday.

Turkish intelligence "neutralized" Eyvaz Beyaz, wanted by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) with a red notice, in the Duhok-Gara region of Iraq, Anadolu quoted anonymous security sources as saying.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" to imply that "terrorists" are killed, wounded, or captured in security operations.

Beyaz, codenamed Zerdest Karadeniz, participated in attacks against gendarmerie troops in Türkiye's Black Sea province of Sinop in 2010 and a bomb attack against a police vehicle in Sinop in 2011, as well as attacks against gendarmerie in Trabzon province in 2012, the agency reported.

The PKK member was also involved in attacks against the Turkish military in northern Iraq, the report added.

On Thursday, Anadolu reported that the Turkish intelligence forces killed Ahmet Gumus, a PKK training officer, in an operation in the Gara region of northern Iraq.

On Friday, the agency reported the killing of Necirvan Seven, the PKK special forces' logistics officer, in a cross-border operation of the MIT in Gara.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the United States and the European Union, has rebelled against the Turkish government for more than three decades.