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.

2 soldiers dead, 31 wounded in suicide attack in Turkey


Militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, used two tons of explosives to attack the station on a highway near the town of Dogubayazit in Agri province, close to Turkey's border with Iran, causing extensive damage to the building, the regional governor's office said in a statement.

The military said four of the injured soldiers were in serious condition.

Turkish jets strike Kurds in Iraq, Islamic State in Syria

The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, whose affiliates have been effective in battling the Islamic State group. 

The strikes further complicate the U.S.-led war against the extremists, which has relied on Kurdish ground forces making gains in Iraq and Syria.