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Turkish base in N. Iraq attacked after PKK provocation

A base belonging to Turkish Armed Forces in northern Iraq was attacked after PKK terror group's provocation, the Turkish Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

"As a result of the provocation of the PKK terrorist organization, an attack took place in our base area located in northern Iraq," the ministry said in a statement.

There was a partial damage to vehicles and equipment in the attack, it said, adding that necessary measures were being taken regarding the incident.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- recognized as a terrorist group by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people.

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