Turkish security forces killed 3,100 Kurdish fighters in 2015, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, vowing no let-up in a relentless offensive to oust them from towns and mountains in the southeast.

His remarks, which were part of a televised New Year’s address, come as alarm grows over the humanitarian impact of curfews in the southeast to back up the latest military campaign against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that began earlier this month.

“In 2015, 3,100 ‘terrorists’ were neutralized in operations at home and abroad,” he said referring to the military operations on PKK strongholds in southeastern Turkey and northern Iraq.

“Our security forces are flushing out the ‘terrorists’ from every inch of the mountains and the towns and will continue to do so,” he said.

“Our fight.. will continue until the very end,” added Erdogan.

It was not possible to independently verify the toll. Erdogan said another 200 members of the security forces had been killed, as well as an unspecified number of civilians.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu also chaired a four-and-a-half hour meeting of top government and security figures that agreed to continue fighting the PKK “in the most comprehensive and decisive fashion,” a statement said.

 

AFP

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Андрей
2016-06-14 07:28

А свои потери не озвучил что ли??? Обзор карты боевых действий в Сирии и Ираке от 14.06.2016г
https://youtu.be/2iiuMp_Q2zc

Mamoor Khan
Mamoor Khan
2016-06-14 08:08
Achillus
Achillus
2016-06-14 08:55

Lie

Aidan Astwood
Aidan Astwood
2016-06-14 08:24

and motivated many thousands more than join PKK in the next few months.

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-14 17:40
Reply to  Aidan Astwood

I clearly don’t think Gollum’s forces did kill 3k PKKs : PKK publish the name of their martyrs and even without it, they’d show hundreds and hundreds of carcasses and they’d gain much more support they already have : all leftists are very supportive to the kurdish cause, some lefty governments may even give missiles to PKK : everybody knows about Gollum’s kurdophobia, attempts of making ethnic cleansing and if we were in other times, he’d dare a genocide but now he’d be at too much risk of backblow…

daeshit sucks
daeshit sucks
2016-06-14 09:24

Total PKK effectives are estimated around 4,000 and 5,000… Turkish troops must be freaking efficient and trained like Navy Seals : It’d be a 150:1 ratio! USMC ratio is only 86:1! SAA ratio must me smth like 5:1 to 7:1! Turkish militaries should consider training DEVGRU, Delta Force, Spetznaz, SAS, SBS, French Foreign Legion, Commando Hubert, Joubert (both are the same thing as SBS) and other french SOFs and especially DGSE Service Action who lost 2 men+1 hostage to the sheebabs. My buddy who was frogman at the Commando Hubert will be puzzled by the turkish army ratio and this… Read more »

Seyyed Feysal
Seyyed Feysal
2016-06-14 11:25