Security forces have “neutralized” 20 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) militants around the country over the past week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Jan. 16
Some 442 people were arrested in terror operations conducted in just the last week around Turkey, the Interior Ministry has announced
Five senior figures of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have been apprehended as part of efforts targeting the activities of the PKK and the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK), the Turkish Interior Ministry said on Dec. 30, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported
A court in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır ordered the arrest of Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy head Aysel Tuğluk late on Dec. 28, two days after her detention in Ankara
A total of 1,682 people have been detained in operations conducted against terror organizations across Turkey over the past week, the Interior Ministry stated Dec. 26
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The commando brigade was not fighting in the field when 14 of its members were killed and 55 of them, six of them seriously, were injured in the Central Anatolian town of Kayseri on Dec. 17. Just one week before, our hearts were bleeding for the victims of the terror attack in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş.
The Interior Ministry stated on Dec. 19 that a total of 924 suspects were detained in operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) across Turkey over the past week, after the country was rocked by two deadly terror attacks.
The unending visits to the “Martyrs’ Hill,” the spot in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district where 44 people were killed in a bomb attack on Dec. 10, show the sensitivity that people from all parts of society have demonstrated against terror. That is the most important factor in our fight against terrorism.
Ankara police detained two lawmakers from the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as part of an anti-terror probe on Dec. 13. One of the suspects was later released
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One of the arrested co-chairs of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, has sent a message from prison, saying he is “being held hostage, but it won’t last for very long.”
Arrested People’s Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said he knew he would be arrested 15 days before his arrest, during a visit from a committee of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) on Nov. 30.
Police detained a woman accused of being a wanted outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant at Istanbul’s main airport on Nov. 27, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Two soldiers have been killed in clashes with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants in the eastern province of Tunceli.
An Ankara court issued an arrest warrant on Nov. 22 for PYD co-head Salih Muslim as well as senior outlawed PKK militants over a bomb attack targeting military shuttles in Ankara in February
An indictment prepared by the Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has demanded aggravated life sentences for a total of nine suspects, including novelist Aslı Erdoğan and linguist Necmiye Alpay, on terror charges as part of an investigation into columnists and managers of closed daily Özgür Gündem.
Nine lawmakers from Turkey’s opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), including its co-chairs Selahattin Demirtaş and Figen Yüksekdağ, were arrested on Nov. 4 over alleged links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Category: KANAT ATKAYA
The list that has 18 names on it is a long one with Orhan Erinç, Hikmet Çetinkaya, Murat Sabuncu, Kadri Gürsel, Musa Kart, Aydın Engin, Güray Öz and Turhan Günay… This is the list of those who have been detained and those for whom search warrants have been issued.
Prosecutors in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır have demanded an aggravated life term and 472 years in jail for a 27-year-old outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militant who was caught on May 4 on a bus arriving in Istanbul from Diyarbakır to allegedly carry out an attack in the city.
A Turkish third-tier footballer playing in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır faces up to five years in prison for seven social media posts that prosecutors have said constitute “terrorist propaganda.”
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