Turkey Sends Extra Troops, Aerial Support to Fight Kurdish Militants

uuuTurkey sent extra troops, reconnaissance planes and helicopter into its eastern Agri province on Saturday after four soldiers were wounded in a clash with Kurdish insurgents that started during the night, the military said.

Ankara and the Kurdish Workers Party (PKK), which wants greater Kurdish autonomy, agreed a ceasefire two years ago but the fragile peace process has faltered ahead of Turkey’s parliamentary elections in June. No one from the PKK was immediately available for comment.

The fighting was still going on in Agri’s Diyadin district near the Iranian border, the military said on its website.