The bomb exploded at about 9.45 a.m. local time outside a police station in the Semdinli district of Hakkari Province — about 77 kilometers (48 miles) from the Iraqi border, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said eight civilians died and 10 soldiers were killed in the attack, in which a pickup truck laden with about five tons of explosives made a “suicide rush” at a checkpoint outside the station.
Sixteen soldiers and an unknown number of civilians also were injured.
The United States condemned the attack “in the strongest terms” in a statement from US National Security Council spokesman Ned Price.
In the NSC…