PKK militant detained in southeast Turkey
HAKKARİ- Anadolu Agency
A PKK militant was detained in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, local governor said on May 11.
Idris Akbıyık, the Hakkari governor, told reporters the militant, identified as Metin Daşdemir, was detained at a house in Yeniışık village of Yüksekova district.
Akbıyık said that Daşdemir had taken part in the killing of an 11-month-old baby and her mother, and in another attack that killed one soldier and three village guards.
In July 2018, a roadside bombing by the PKK killed Nurcan Karakaya and her 11-month-old son Mustafa Bedirhan in Hakkari.
The bomb exploded when a car carrying the civilians passed through the Yüksekova district.
PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.