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Turkey: Suspected PKK terrorist held at Istanbul Airport

Suspect caught allegedly trying to leave Turkey with fake passport taken into custody, say security sources

Izzet Taskiran and Halil Demir   | 13.11.2020
Turkey: Suspected PKK terrorist held at Istanbul Airport

ISTANBUL

An alleged member of the PKK terrorist organization attempting to leave Turkey has been arrested with a fake passport at the Istanbul Airport, according to security sources on Friday.

Allegedly trying to leave the country with the passport of another person with similar appearance on Tuesday evening, the suspect was identified only by the initials M.K., according to sources speaking on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspect was detained and is under investigation on suspicions of actually being a PKK member with an international travel ban.

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

*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev in Ankara

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