Turkish forces detain over 50 PKK-linked suspects
Turkish security forces on Dec. 19 detained 51 suspects linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Some documents and digital equipment of PKK, as well as a shotgun, were seized in the operation, the agency has also said.
Among the detainees were some connected with the PKK’s mountain cadres. The police have reportedly indicated that the operation stopped a possible attack in the province.
The operation is in progress, as a total of 65 detention warrants were issued by the İzmir Chief Public Prosecutor Office.
Additionally, five PKK militants were killed in a military operation in the eastern Bingöl province on Dec. 19.
The militants were reportedly killed in the Genç district as part of the operation against the organization’s winter configuration.
Meanwhile, a civilian succumbed to his injuries n Dec. 19, from an attack by PKK militants last week in southeastern Turkey, a health official told Anadolu Agency.
Mustafa Yoldaş, a 34-year-old road construction worker, died at a private hospital in the Birecik district of the Şanlıurfa province.