Detentions, arrests in KCK case

Detentions, arrests in KCK case

ISTANBUL - Doğan News Agency
Anti-terror police took four people into custody yesterday in Istanbul’s Maltepe district in connection with the torching of vehicles during a protest march and the ongoing Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trials.

Law enforcement officials initiated an investigation to determine the locations of a number of individuals suspected of torching vehicles and using Molotov cocktails during a protest march in Maltepe last week.

Police officers used both wiretapping and physical surveillance to identify the suspects’ addresses and finally launched simultaneous raids on them yesterday morning, according to reports.

Meanwhile, five people including Peace and Democracy Party provincial head in southeastern province Bitlis’s Tatvan district, Mazlum Akgün were arrested yesterday for having alleged links to KCK. The KCK is the alleged urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is recognized as a terrorist group by the United States, the European Union and Turkey.

KCK, Molotov cocktails, Maltepe