A demonstrator holds a portrait of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK)'s jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan during a march in solidarity with him in Diyarbakir, Turkey, August 1, 2015. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Turkey on Saturday said it has opened an investigation into claims that several civilians were killed in an airstrike against militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) in northern Iraq.Iraqi Kurdish officials said Saturday six people had been killed in a pre-dawn strike by Turkish war planes on the village of Zarkel in northern Iraq.The Kurdish local authorities in northern Iraq earlier Saturday said the PKK should take the war with Ankara out of their region to prevent Turkish airstrikes from causing civilian casualties.
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