The PKK terrorists were killed during operations Friday and early Saturday in the southeast province of Şırnak, the military statement said.
The soldier died in Hakkari, another insurgency-plagued province bordering both Iran and Iraq. Some PKK fighters operate from bases in the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq.
The PKK ended a six-month ceasefire in February and there have been fears of rising violence before a parliamentary election on June 12 that is expected to result in a comfortable third successive victory for Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan's AK Party.
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