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UN chief condemns PKK terrorist attacks in Turkey

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday condemned the attacks on Turkey by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York that the secretary-general condemns all terrorist activities, specifically the PKK's recent terrorist strikes that have recently killed a number of Turkish servicemen.

Dujarric said a statement was issued on Monday in which the UN chief extended his "deepest condolences" to the government and people of Turkey.

Last week, 32 people were killed and nearly 104 others were injured in a suicide attack by a man linked to ISIS in the southern Şanlıurfa province.

On the same day, a Turkish soldier was killed and two others were wounded in clashes between Turkish security forces and members of the PKK in Adiyaman province, southeast of the country. Later, three Turkish policemen and soldiers were killed in separate incidents in Velayati, Sanliurfa and Diyarbakir, southeast of the country.

Over the past few days, Turkey has launched several attacks against PKK and ISIS sites in northern Iraq and Syria.

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