Turkish armed forces have ended
an almost three-week operation against Kurdish militants in the southeast
region of Semdinli, bordering Iran and Iraq, and have killed "a large
number" of fighters, the local
governor said in a statement on Saturday.
Turkish jets have bombarded Kurdistan
Workers Party (PKK) positions around the mountainous region in one of most
intense bouts of fighting in recent years in a decades-long conflict which has
killed 40,000 people.