Turkey carried out airstrikes in North Iraq and said it destroyed 20 facilities of the outlawed Kurdish group following a terrorist attack in Ankara.
Anadolu Agency reports, the Turkish Defense Ministry said that on Sunday. The ministry stated that the Turkish military conducted airstrikes against the bases of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which Ankara considers terrorist, in North Iraq in Gari, Hakurk, Metin and Qandil.
“The airstrikes destroyed a total of 20 facilities: caves, shelters, bunkers, hideouts and warehouses used by the separatist terrorist organization, where high-ranking members of the terrorist organization were probably hiding,” the Turkish Defence Ministry said.
A suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance to the Interior Ministry building in Ankara on Sunday. Two police officers were injured. The other attacker was killed by police.
The European Union condemned the terrorist attack in the Turkish capital near the Interior Ministry building.
The Kurdistan Workers’ Party, which has bases in North Iraq, assumed responsibility for the attack.
Turkey conducted numerous cross-border offensives against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party in North Iraq.