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Turkish museum unmasks terrorist group YPG/PKK

Room of mosque exhibits damage caused in 2018 terror attack

Cebrail Caymaz   | 20.01.2021
Turkish museum unmasks terrorist group YPG/PKK

KILIS, Turkey

A mosque museum in southern Turkey has exhibited the artifacts damaged in an attack by the YPG/PKK terror group.

The Calik Mosque in Kilis province was targeted on Jan. 24, 2018, by the terror group during Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch. The operation was launched across Turkey's southern border with Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor and to enable peaceful settlement of residents.

Turkey’s General Directorate of Foundations turned a room of the mosque into a museum to immortalize the dastardly attack.

The museum displays photographs of the martyrs, a chandelier, a historic clock of the mosque, the Quran, photographs taken after the attack, and the rocket warhead used in the attack.

As a result of the attack, two civilians, including one Syrian national, lost their lives and seven were injured.

"All our brothers should see this small museum. Mosques are the houses of God and places of worship are holy," Kilis’ Mufti Abdurrahman Sahin told Anadolu Agency.

Ahmet Zafer Aydemir told Anadolu Agency that his 84-year-old father was injured in the mosque attack while performing the evening prayer. He succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.

Ibrahim Halil Agbayram, the imam of the mosque, said some 40 people had gathered for prayers when the attack occurred.

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. The YPG is PKK's Syrian offshoot.

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