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YPG/PKK terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

Terrorist arrested near Syrian border in southeastern Turkey, says security source

Rauf Maltas   | 21.04.2021
YPG/PKK terrorist nabbed while trying to enter Turkey

SANLIURFA, Turkey

A YPG/PKK terrorist trying to illegally enter Turkey was arrested near the country’s southeastern border, a security source said on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces arrested the suspect – said to be an active member of the YPG/PKK terror group – in the Akcakale district of the southeastern Sanliurfa province, said the source, requesting anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspect was taken for a health check and is now under interrogation, the source added.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.


* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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