Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu gives a statement on the situation with ISIS and other militant groups during a press conference after his visit at the Turkish Council of State in Ankara on July 24, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN
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Turkish jets struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, authorities said Saturday, the first strikes since a peace deal was announced in 2013, and again bombed ISIS positions in Syria.The strikes in Iraq targeted the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, whose affiliates have been effective in battling ISIS. Turkey's military also shelled ISIS and PKK positions in Syria from across the Turkish border, the government said.Turkish police meanwhile proceeded with a major operation against ISIS, the PKK and the far-left DHKP-C for a second day. Kurdish groups held the Turkish government responsible, saying it had not been aggressive in battling ISIS.On Wednesday, the PKK claimed responsibility for killing two Turkish police officers near the Kurdish majority city of Sanliurfa, near the Syrian border.
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