Four Turkish soldiers, about 20 Kurdish rebels ‘killed in clashes’

Ankara (AFP) – Four Turkish soldiers and about 20 Kurdish rebels have been killed in several days of intense fighting in southeastern Turkey, a security source said Sunday.

The fighting took place in the mountainous Daglica region close to the Iraqi border.

The clashes, which also involved helicopters, came despite a pledge by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) to suspend all offensive actions ahead of Turkey’s snap elections on November 1.

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The pledge was seen as an attempt to help the pro-Kurdish People’s Democracy Party (HDP) boost its score in the polls.

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