Major anti-PKK operation in southeast Turkey leaves scores dead

At least 69 suspected Kurdish militants and two soldiers have been killed in the past four days as fighting rages in southeast Turkey. Entire towns are under curfew in an assault on the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

The Turkish military said Saturday that warplanes taking off from their southeastern base in Diyarbakir had bombarded PKK camps in northern Iraq on Friday, destroying shelters and weapon posts.
But the battles also raged closer to home with the sound of gunfire within earshot of the Diyarbakir-based fighter wing in the predominately Kurdish city.