터키와 이라크 국경지대에서 터키군과의 교전 끝에 쿠르드족 반군 7명이 사살됐다고 터키 군 당국이 밝혔습니다.
터키 군 당국은 쿠르드 인민당 소속의 반군이 시르나크 주에서 사살됐으며, 이번 주 들어 사살된 쿠르드족 반군 수가 16명으로 늘었다고 밝혔습니다.
이라크 북부에서 활동 중인 쿠르드 인민당은 미국과 터키에 의해 테러집단으로 지정돼 있습니다.
Turkey's military says seven Kurdish rebels have been killed in clashes with government soldiers near Turkey's border with Iraq.
The military said today (Wednesday) the rebels -- from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK -- were killed in Sirnak province, bringing this week's rebel death toll to 16.
The PKK has not commented on the reported deaths.
Turkey accuses PKK militants of using suspected strongholds in northern Iraq to launch attacks. Turkey has launched several air strikes and at least one ground incursion into Iraq against the rebels.
The PKK has been fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast for nearly 25 years. The violence has killed more than 30-thousand people.
Turkey, the United States and other nations have designated the PKK a terrorist group.