Turkish forces kill 15 Kurdish rebels in southeast Hakkan Province

Turkish security forces killed at least 15 Kurdish rebels in a raid in Hakkari Province. Travellers should be aware that this area has been the site of a 28-year-old conflict between Turkish forces and fighters of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which has demanded autonomy for the predominantly Kurdish southeast of Turkey.

Travellers are advised to avoid travelling in this area of Turkey.

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