ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish security forces killed more than 30 Kurdish militants in a cross-border operation on Friday, President Tayyip Erdogan said.
Turkey’s mainly Kurdish southeast has been scorched by fighting between security forces and Kurdish militants since a ceasefire fell apart in July. Some critics say Erdogan has launched a crackdown to bolster nationalist support for the ruling AK Party before November elections.
(This story corrects day of cross-border operation corrected by President Erdogan’s office to Friday from overnight)
Reporting by Orhan Coskun and Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by David Dolan