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2 PKK terrorists arrested in southeast Turkey

Metin Dasdemir took part in killing of 11-month-old baby and her mother, says local governor

Ulas Guven and Yilmaz Kazandioglu   | 11.05.2019
2 PKK terrorists arrested in southeast Turkey

HAKKARI, Turkey

Two PKK terrorists were arrested in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari and Diyarbakir provinces on Saturday, officials said on Saturday.

Idris Akbiyik, the Hakkari governor, told reporters a terrorist, identified as Metin Dasdemir, was arrested at a house in Yeniisik village of Yuksekova district.

Akbiyik said that Dasdemir had taken part in the killing of an 11-month-old child and his mother, and in another attack that martyred one soldier and three village guards.

Three people were also arrested for allegedly hiding the terrorist in their home, the governor added.

Meanwhile, another terrorist, identified as Evin Sevim, was arrested by the Diyarbakir police in a separate operation, a police official said.

The terrorist was also involved in the killing of the minor child and his mother, said the official who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

In July 2018, a roadside bombing by the PKK terrorist organization killed Nurcan Karakaya and her 11-month-old son Mustafa Bedirhan in Hakkari. The bomb exploded when a car carrying the civilians was passed through the Yuksekova district.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including women and children.

*Writing by Fatih Hafiz Mehmet and Busra Nur Bilgic

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