At least 35 Kurdish militants were killed on Saturday by Turkish security forces in the country’s Hakkari province.
Air strikes were launched against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) members who attempted to infiltrate into Beybuta Hill Military Base Region in Yuksekova district, Xinhua news agency reported.
The strikes killed 23 persons, while four others were killed in ground operations.
Meanwhile, eight militants were killed in operations launched by the army forces in Cukurca district.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the European Union, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish government in July 2015.