Turkish Sergeant killed during operation in Kurdistan Region
A member of the Turkish military died in the Kurdistan Region after he was wounded during clashes with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish Ministry of Defense announced on Friday, July 29.

Chief Engineer Sergeant Batuhan Simsek died on Thursday, Yeni Safak said.
Simsek was in the Kurdistan Region as part of Operation Claw Lock, a cross-border offensive against the PKK that the Turkish military began in April.
Officials in the Kurdistan Region have not yet issued a statement.
Turkey’s Defense Minister, Hulusi Akar, announced via Twitter on Thursday the Turkish military was continuing scanning activities.
Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) said on yesterday they killed a senior member of the PKK in Sulaimani province.
The PKK has fought a decades-long insurgency against the Turkish government for Kurdish rights and autonomy and maintains a network of bases in the Kurdistan Region.
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