Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that an attack by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) was foiled in the Kurdish majority southeastern province of Diyarbakır.
According to the minister, PKK militants wanted to attack a military facility in the province late on May 18 with two model planes.
Diyarbakır’da bir askeri tesise 2 maket uçakla saldırı teşebbüsünde bulunulmuş, maket uçaklar etkisiz hale getirilmiştir.— Süleyman Soylu | Maske😷 Mesafe↔️ Temizlik🧼 (@suleymansoylu) May 18, 2021
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"The planes were inactivated. There are no casualties," Soylu said on Twitter on May 18.
Earlier, social media users shared voice recordings from the area around Diyarbakır 8th Jet Base, which revealed explosions and gunshots.
Another statement was released by the Defense Ministry, which said that necessary physical precautions were taken at the base following the attack.