ANKARA

Turkey launched Operation Kiran-6 to eliminate terrorists in the country’s east, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The counter-terrorism operation is underway in the rural areas of Van, Hakkari, and Sirnak provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

A total of 2,360 police, gendarmerie, and village guards have joined the domestic operation.

On Aug. 17, Turkey launched Operation Kiran against PKK terrorists in Van, Hakkari, and Sirnak provinces, followed by the launch of Operation Kiran-2 on Aug. 27 in Mardin, Sirnak and Batman provinces.

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