Turkey says it foiled terror attack with model aeroplanes

Turkey said it foiled a terror attack on a military base in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

The Turkish military “neutralised” two model aeroplanes used in the attempt, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said on Twitter on Wednesday. There were no casualties, he said.

Diyarbakır, the unofficial capital of the Kurdish-dominated southeast of Turkey, has been at the centre of a four-decade war between the Turkish military and militants of the autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The PKK is labelled as a terrorist group by the United States and the European Union.

The attack was on the 8th Air Base in Diyarbakır, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported, citing unidentified Interior Ministry officials. The model planes were shot down, the Diyarbakır governate said in a statement, according to Anadolu.

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