- Press review: Congress takes aim at Russian debt market and why the US wants Kazakhstan
- Press review: Will NATO collapse and why is Turkey rattling Russia over vote in Crimea
- Press review: What Biden offered the 76th UNGA and UK resurrects Skripal, Litvinenko cases
- Press review: Perm shooting may lead to tougher gun laws and will France pull out of NATO
The Turkish Air Force began air strikes against the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northern Iraq as part of the new anti-terrorist operation, Eagle Claw, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense tweeted on Monday.
"Operation Eagle Claw has begun," it wrote. According to the ministry, Turkish military planes are firing at bases where PKK supporters have taken refuge, TASS reports.
In turn, the Al-Arabia TV channel reports that the Turkish Air Force dropped about 20 bombs on PKK facilities in the Sinjar mountains in northwestern Iraq. The Kurdistan Workers Party is considered a terrorist organization in Turkey.