Police detain suspects in anti-terror operations in Turkey

Turkish security forces detain several suspects during operations against PKK terrorist organization

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The police detained five suspects on Tuesday over ‘’being a member of armed terrorist organization’ in Turkey s southeastern province of Mardin

Turkish security forces have recently detained several suspects in security operations against the outlawed PKK which continues to launch terror attacks in the country.

Accordingly, the police detained five suspects on Tuesday over "being a member of armed terrorist organisation" in southeastern province of Mardin.

The five suspects were arrested by the court after their hearing of trial.

A statement by Mardin governorate informed that the suspects were detained during the search operations to seize weapons and explosives of PKK terrorist organization in Kiziltepe and Dargecit districts of the province.

Another five PKK suspects were taken into custody by the security forces in western province of Denizli.

The provincial security directorate reported that the suspects were detained as they had been involved in illegal activities such as throwing molotov cocktails to some vehicles and workplaces.

The investigations of five, who were suspected of being members of PKK’s youth wing YDG-H, are still ongoing.

The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US, EU and the UK.

PKK terror attacks have killed 145 security officials and over 30 civilians since the PKK’s umbrella organisation, the KCK, unilaterally ended a two-year-long cease fire with the government on July 11.

In the meantime, the security forces seized one PKK terrorist with many weapons and explosives during an operation in rural areas of Erzurum province.

The police also detained two more suspects over aiding and abetting the terrorist organisation during the same operation.

In Osmaniye, ten people were taken into custody due to making PKK propaganda while the police also found weapons and stolen goods in their dwellings.

TRTWorld and agencies