Sunday, March 19, 2017

Turkey detains 740 PKK suspects in operations

A total of 740 Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) suspects were detained in last three days' 36 simultaneous operations, Turkey's Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry said in a written statement that the operations aimed at PKK's restructuring efforts ahead of summer.

During the operation, an AK-47 automatic rifle, four guns, 14 rifles and ammunition were seized, as well as numerous documents and supplies.

In previous operations against the PKK in February, 259 suspects were detained, and 39 were remanded in custody.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.

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