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Wanted PKK terrorist caught in southeast Turkey

Semra Tuncer, who was sought with bounty on her head, caught in anti-terror operation in Diyarbakir province

Orhan Onur Gemici   | 19.11.2019
Wanted PKK terrorist caught in southeast Turkey

ANKARA

Turkish security forces have arrested a wanted PKK terrorist in an anti-terror operation in the country’s southeast, according to the Turkish Interior Ministry on Tuesday.

The operations took place in Diyarbakir’s Lice district, the ministry said in a statement.

Semra Tuncer, using nom de guerre Nirvana, was a regional operative of the terror group and is in the gray category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list, the statement said, adding she was sought with 300,000 Turkish liras (around $52,000) bounty on her head.

The list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.

Four other people were also arrested for aiding and abetting her, the statement said.

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 women, children and infants.

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