22 detained in PKK operations in Istanbul, Adana
ISTANBUL / ADANAA total of 22 people were detained in Nov. 4 in operations targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party’s (PKK) youth and urban wings in Istanbul and Adana, respectively.
Counter-terrorism police conducted an operation against members of the outlawed Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) in the Sultangazi neighborhood of Gazi and the Gaziosmanpaşa neighborhood of Karayolları in the early hours of the morning.
Some 15 members of the YDG-H, who were allegedly responsible for robbery and Molotov attacks in the neighborhoods on various dates, were detained in the operation.
In addition, two pump-rifles and guns were also seized during the police search.
Meanwhile, police conducted an operation against the PKK’s urban wing, the Kurdistan Communities’ Union (KCK), in the Küçükdilli, Çınarlı and Kavaklı neighborhoods of Turkey’s southern Adana province.
Seven people, six of whom were members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), were detained by the police.
One of the detainees, identified as Ramazan T., was reportedly in charge of the KCK’s local affairs.
While five of the suspects were brought to the anti-terror branch to be questioned, two were sent to the police juvenile unit for being under aged.