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Turkey: 19 PKK/KCK suspects arrested in anti-terror ops

Turkish security forces conduct simultaneous operations against PKK/KCK terror group

Emrah Gokmen   | 26.11.2020
Turkey: 19 PKK/KCK suspects arrested in anti-terror ops

ISTANBUL

Turkish security forces arrested at least 19 suspects over their links to the PKK/KCK terror group, security sources said Thursday.

The police conducted simultaneous anti-terror operations at 28 different districts in Istanbul province and arrested the suspects, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Out of the 25 suspects, at least 19 were arrested in the anti-terror operation which was also backed by special forces teams.

A pistol and spare magazine were seized during the operation, along with 103 bullets and digital materials related to the PKK/KCK terror group.

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

*Writing by Merve Aydogan in Ankara

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