Car bomb attack kills 11 Turkish police at Cizre checkpoint

Eleven Turkish police officers were killed Friday in a suicide truck bombing at a security checkpoint in the restive south-eastern town of Cizre, government officials said, blaming the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Military operation in south east nearly completed, says Turkey

The military operation against the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in the south-eastern Turkish city of Cizre would be over soon, with only 1 per cent of the area still held by the PKK, Turkish Interior Minister Efkan Ala said in Ankara on Tuesday.