The PKK militant group is based in northern Iraq, notably in the Qandil region to the south of Hakurk. Turkey says Operation Claw aims to destroy shelters and caves used by the PKK and "neutralise" its members - a term it commonly uses to refer to deaths, but also those wounded or captured.
Turkey has frequently launched air strikes in the region but the latest campaign has included artillery fire and ground operations.
The defence ministry said two PKK members were killed in air strikes in northern Iraq on Friday in a separate operation.
The ministry said on Monday a total of 71 PKK members had been "neutralised" within the scope of the two Claw operations since May 27, and a total of 174 members had been "neutralised" in northern Iraq during the same period.
Another Turkish soldier was killed by a PKK rocket attack on Friday in the Bitlis province of eastern Turkey, a security source said. Two other people were wounded, the source said.
The PKK insurgency in Turkey's mainly Kurdish southeast began in 1984 and more than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict. It is designated a terrorist group by Ankara, the European Union and United States.
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