Turkish police detain at least 65 in KCK crackdown
ANKARA - The Associated Press
State-run TRT television says Turkish police have rounded up dozens of people today in a nationwide crackdown on the Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK).
KCK is alleged to be the urban wing of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK)
TRT television says the police detained at least 65 people in simultaneous raids in the southeastern city of Diyarbakır as well as the western cities of Istanbul, İzmir and Bursa.
It says the suspects have been taken into custody on suspicion of ties to the PKK, which has escalated its attacks since the summer.
The conflict has killed tens of thousands of people since the PKK took up arms in 1984.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.