Police detain US consulate employee over allegedly PKK links in Turkey’s Adana
ADANA - Anadolu AgencyPolice detained an employee of the U.S. consulate in the southern province of Adana on Feb. 23 on suspicion of involvement with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), according to a police official.
The suspect, Hamza Uluçay, had been working as a translator at the consulate in Adana for years, the official, who wished to stay anonymous due to restrictions on talking to the media, said.
He was detained after a top PKK figure codenamed Behzat was killed in Mardin.
Police apprehended the suspect as he left the consulate building.
The source accused the suspect of allegedly going to Mardin after the killing and inciting people in favor of the PKK.