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Turkey arrests over 400 terror suspects

Suspects arrested in anti-terror operations across Turkey

Sertac Bulur and Orhan Onur Gemici   | 19.08.2019
Turkey arrests over 400 terror suspects

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey 

Over 400 terror suspects were arrested in 29 provinces across Turkey in operations against PKK terror group, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

A total of 418 suspects were arrested across Turkey including in southeastern Diyarbakir, Mardin and eastern Van provinces, Turkey's Interior Ministry said in a statement.

Operations are ongoing in the region, it added.

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 deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including many women, children and infants.

* Writing by Gozde Bayar

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