A Kurdish TV station has broadcast images of what are claimed to be Turkish soldiers being held captive by PKK rebels. Eight soldiers are reported missing by the Turkish army after what it says was an ambush by militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party near the border with Iraq.
It is reported the PKK killed 12 soldiers and wounded 16 others in the clash on Sunday. Meanwhile, PKK supporters clashed with police on the streets of Istanbul overnight. Barricades were set on fire and stones were thrown at the police. Authorities sent in riot squads backed up with water canons.