ANKARA, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- A total of 34 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were killed on Monday in two separate cross-border airstrikes in northern Iraq, Turkish Armed Forces said in a written statement.
Turkish warplanes killed 23 PKK members on early Monday as the group was planning an attack against the Turkish territory, said the statement.
Another 11 PKK members were killed in the afternoon in a military campaign by Turkish Air Forces, the statement said.
In recent weeks, the Turkish army accelerated its military campaign against the PKK both in Turkish territory and northern Iraq where the group has hideouts for thousands of militants.
Turkish government aims to maintain security and hinder the group attacks before upcoming constitutional referendum on April 16.
As clashes intensified, curfew was imposed in several towns in southeast Turkey where operations are carried out in the area.