Published on Apr 20, 2016
Turkish military officials say the country’s warplanes have targeted the positions of Kurdistan Workers’ Party in northern Iraq. There are no reports of possible casualties. Ankara has carried out similar airstrikes against PKK positions in northern Iraq in recent months. Meanwhile, the leader of a pro-Kurdish party in Turkey says the government has rejected a proposal by PKK militants to resume negotiations. Selahattin Demirtash says the proposal was made a few months ago. A ceasefire between the group and the central government broke down last July. Since then, Turkey’s Kurdish-populated southeast region has witnessed severe fighting between militants and government forces. Ankara has been accused of human rights violations there.