Kurdish rebels

Clashes between Turkish forces, Kurdish rebels kill about 60

More than 30 Kurdish rebels were killed overnight in a cross-border military operation in northern Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a meeting with dozens of district administrators.

Kurdish militants killed two police officers Monday night in the southern city of Adana. Gov. Mustafa Buyuk said assailants riding a motorcycle fired on a police vehicle outside a hospital in Adana before fleeing.

Turkish forces cross into Iraq for short-term PKK operation


A roadside bomb blamed on the rebels, meanwhile, killed 14 police officers in eastern Turkey.

The troops crossed the border as part of a "hot pursuit" of rebels belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, who were involved in a roadside bomb attack that killed 16 soldiers on Sunday, the government official said.

Day of violence in Istanbul leaves at least 3 dead

In the southeast of the country a roadside bomb killed four police, and Kurdish rebels attacked a helicopter, killing a conscript. There has been a recent sharp spike in violence between Turkey's security forces and rebels of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK.

One of the consulate attackers was later captured injured in a nearby building and hospitalized.