Terrorist attacks by PKK in 2017
on Jan. 5, The PKK terrorists carried an attack on a courthouse in Bayrakli district of the western province of İzmir. One police officer and a court staff were martyred and five others injured.
On Feb. 17, a child and a teen were killed and 15 others injured in a car bomb attack in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa.
On Apr. 11, two civilian staff members and one police officer were martyred in an explosion in Diyarbakır’s Bağlar district. The attack occurred at a vehicle depot belonging to security forces while an armored vehicle was undergoing repairs.
On May 5, two soldiers were martyred and 11 others wounded in a clash between PKK terrorists in Tendürek Mountain in the eastern province of Ağrı. Five terrorists were also neutralized.
On June 9, music teacher Şenay Aybüke Yalçın, 22, was killed in a PKK attack targeting the vehicle of mayor Veysi Işık. Yalcin was returning home from school in the Kozluk district of the southeastern province of Batman.
On June 30, ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party deputy head of Lice District in Diyarbakır, Orhan Mercan was shot dead by PKK terrorists in front of his house.
On July 1, a day after the attack on Mercan, Aydin Ahi, AK Party deputy head of Özalp District in the eastern province of Van, was shot dead by members of the terror organization.
On July 12, the burnt-out vehicle of 23-year-old elementary school teacher Necmettin Yılmaz was found, almost a month after Yılmaz was kidnapped by a group of PKK terrorists in Pulumur district of the eastern province of Tunceli on June 16. His body was recovered almost a month later near the Pulumur Stream.
On Aug. 11, 16-year-old Eren Bülbül was killed in a PKK attack in Maçka district of the northeastern Trabzon province, when he was showing a terrorist hideout to security forces. Sergeant Major Ferhat Gedik, 41, was injured in the same incident and later died.
On Aug. 31, security guard Mehmet Paksoy, who was an AK Party candidate for the mayor’s office in Sirnak, was killed in a PKK attack in front of his house.
On Oct. 17, at least 12 policemen were wounded in a bomb attack targeting a police vehicle in the southern city of Mersin.
On Nov. 7, Lt. Mehmet Sakalli was martyred after being fired upon during an anti-terror operation in Van.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU. In its more than three-decade terror campaign against Turkey, more than 40,000 people have been killed.
Since the group resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, more than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.