Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Deaths of Turkish Soldiers in PKK Attacks

Current flag of the PKK
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
October 19, 2011
The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms the recent attacks by the PKK in Turkey’s Hakkari province. I join President Obama in offering our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed and injured in this tragedy. We will continue our strong cooperation with Turkey as we work to combat violent extremism in all its forms and safeguard the security of peace-loving people everywhere.

Note: The PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) is Marxist Kurdish Nationalist insurgency within Turkey and a designated terrorist organization waging an armed campaign since 1978, including international bombings and securing of funds through drug trafficking.

PKK flag image is the property of "Herm" and is used via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.  The image was obtained from Wikimedia Commons.

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