PKK kidnaps, releases six teachers
IĞDIR - Doğan News Agency
DHA photoSuspected members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) briefly kidnapped six school teachers in the eastern province of Iğdır earlier today before releasing them.
Two armed militants from the group allegedly entered a school in Bulakbaşı village of the province’s Karakoyunlu district, forcing the 19 teachers there to go outside. The militants then kidnapped six of the teachers, who were identified as Umut Görkem Sevinç, Ersin Karakaya, Soner Er, Mehmet Koçubaba, Lütfü Atılmış and Abdulllah Enes Er.
The group subjected the teachers to propaganda for around an hour before releasing them unharmed. Meanwhile, three female teachers and their driver were kidnapped by the PKK in the southeastern province of Siirt on Oct. 15 before being freed a day later.
The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.