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Turkish Soldier Killed in PKK Clash in Southeast, Hurriyet Says

May 27, 2012

A Turkish soldier was killed in a clash with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, in the country’s southeast, Hurriyet reported.

Fighting broke out during a surveillance operation in the province of Sirnak, according to the Istanbul-based newspaper. The PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union, has been fighting for autonomy 1in the southeast since 1984 in a conflict that has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emre Peker in Ankara at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at

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