During the Turkish Air Force air strikes 23 people were killed - Kurdish authorities
As a result of the Turkish Air Force air strike on the province of Sırnak in the south-east, over 20 locals were killed, AFP reported citing local authorities.
According to a member of the provincial council Ertan Eris, the airstrike occurred on Thursday morning in the village Ortasu at the border with Iraq. He states that 23 victims of the bombing were identified. News agency Firat, standing on the Kurdish position, told about 35 dead.
According to preliminary data, the dead are young adults aged from 16 to 20 years old who crossed the border with a contraband.
Ertan Eris was elected to the legislature of the province from legally valid pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (MIT), said the agency.
Earlier, Turkish aircraft had repeatedly attacked the positions of Kurdish rebels from Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) which bases are located on the Turkish-Iraqi border.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which requires the creation of an independent Kurdish state, persists for more than 25 years. More than 45,000 people were killed. PKK was recognized terrorist organization by the UN and the EU, where Turkey seeks accession as a full member, RIA Novosti reported.