Three soldiers Killed in Turkey.

Turkish soldiers stand guard as a funeral convoy, carrying coffins of drowned Syrian migrants including the three-year old boy Aylan Kurdi, drives to the Turkish-Syrian border in Suruc, bordering with the northern Syrian town of Kobani, Turkey, September 4, 2015. Two Syrian toddlers who drowned with their mother as they were trying to reach Greece were laid to rest in the Syrian town of Kobani on Friday, a Reuters witness said. A photograph of the body of one of the toddlers, 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi, washed up on the shore, appeared in newspapers around the world this week, prompting sympathy and outrage at the perceived inaction of developed nations in helping refugees. REUTERS/Sertac Kayar  - RTX1R28Z

Three Turkish soldiers and eight members of the Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK) militant group were killed in clashes, the media reported on Thursday.

The clashes took place on Wednesday when the security forces carried out an operation in Mardin province, sources said.

Turkey’s southeast region has seen the worst violence since a cease-fire between the government and the PKK collapsed in July 2015, Xinhua news agency reported.

Since then, more than 260 members of the Turkish security forces and thousands of PKK members have been killed.