In a written statement, Turkish General Staff said that the airstrikes targeted the PKK camps located in Zap and Avasin-Basyan regions.

The terrorists were preparing for an attack, the statement added.

Airstrikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

Anadolu Agency