Two soldiers and a Kurdish militant have been killed in a clash between the Turkish security forces and members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
The incident took place in eastern province of Tunceli on Wednesday, Anatolia news agency reported.
The fighting broke out after the militants “ignored troops’ call to surrender and opened fire,” the report said.
The PKK, which is on the terrorist list of much of the international community, has been fighting Turkey since 1984. Some 45,000 people are estimated to have died since the group launched its armed offensive for an independent state in southeastern Turkey.