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Turkish forces nab 4 terrorists, foil heinous plot

PKK terrorists were planning to orchestrate protest

Basak Akbulut Yazar   | 21.05.2020
Turkish forces nab 4 terrorists, foil heinous plot

ISTANBUL

Istanbul gendarmerie on Thursday seized four out of five terrorists who entered Turkey to orchestrate a protest.

Their aim was to raise the morale of the YPG/PKK terrorists after they suffered heavy losses in northern Syria due to Turkish security operations.

The suspects posed as a family, rented houses in various districts of Istanbul, and worked in the textile sector.

Four of the suspects were transferred to the courthouse after the gendarmerie arrest and one suspect was handed over to the Deportation Center for expulsion.

Turkey launched Operation Peace Spring last October to eliminate YPG/PKK terrorists from northern Syria east of the Euphrates River to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees, and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity.

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

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