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Turkey’s interim foreign minister claimed that imprisoned VICE News journalist Mohammed Ismael Rasool is directly affiliated with a Kurdish militant group.
Turkey's Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that both the Islamic State and Kurdish rebels "are likely to have played an active role” in Saturday's suicide bombings.
Turkish warplanes reportedly hit PKK camps in northern Iraq overnight in a conflict that shows no signs of easing up ahead of a November 1 election.
Three police officers died in the attack, and another was wounded, as the latest round of fighting between government forces and Kurdish militants continues.
After a bombing by Kurdish militants killed two police officers in southeast Turkey, the government imposed a curfew and killed six fighters in retaliatory attack.
Tensions are running high ahead of snap November elections following the collapse of a ceasefire between the Turkish government and Kurdish insurgents.
On Sunday, Kurdish militants staged what appeared to be their deadliest attack since the collapse of a two-year-old ceasefire with Turkey. Ankara has responded with airstrikes.
The Turkish military responded with airstrikes after an attack that could be the bloodiest assault since the collapse of a ceasefire in July.
No groups have come forward to claim responsibility for the kidnapping, which the Turkish government believes was a targeted operation directed at its countrymen.
Turkish forces bombed camps belonging to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a group that has been particularly effective at driving back the Islamic State.
Turkey will go to the polls on Sunday in a general election that could make or break President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plans to vastly increase his own powers and further shape the country to his vision.