Before 2015: 5,347 soldiers, 283 police officers and 1,466 village guards killed, 95 captured(24 currently held)
Total: 34,948-47,074 killed and 22,703+ captured (Turkish claim)
Total killed: 50,000–55,000
Civilian Casualties: 6,741 killed and 14,257 wounded (Turkish claim) 5,000 killed (until 2000; 3,438 by the Turkish government & 1,205 by the PKK; independent research and NGOs) [better source needed]18,000–20,000' Kurds executed and 2,400–4,000+ villages destroyed by the Turkish government (independent human rights reports and other estimates)
↑ ۶٫۰۶٫۱۶٫۲۶٫۳Faucompret, Erik; Konings, Jozef (2008). Turkish Accession to the EU: Satisfying the Copenhagen Criteria. Hoboken: Taylor & Francis. p. 168. ISBN9780203928967. The Turkish establishment considered the Kurds' demand for the recognition of their identity a threat to the territorial integrity of the state, the more so because the PKK was supported by countries hostile to Turkey: Soviet Union, Greece, Cyprus, Iran and especially Syria. Syria hosted the organization and its leader for twenty years, and it provided training facilities in the Beka'a Valley of Syrian-controlled northern Lebanon.
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