11 detained for ‘PKK propaganda’ on social media

11 detained for ‘PKK propaganda’ on social media

ISTANBUL
11 detained for ‘PKK propaganda’ on social media

A total of 11 suspects were detained in the Turkish capital of Ankara for allegedly promoting propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the Ankara Governor’s Office announced on June 21.

According to the official statement, the suspects were using social media to promote the PKK, which is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S.

Meanwhile, two assault rifles and a pistol, as well as their ammunition, were captured during gendarmerie raids targeting the houses and workplaces of the suspects on June 20, the statement added.

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