25 people arrested on terrorist suspicion in Turkey
Azerbaijan, Baku, Dec. 20 /Trend, A. Taghiyeva, S. Isayev/
During a special operation of Turkey's security forces, 25 people were detained in Istanbul, TRT Haber TV-channel reported.
The detainees are suspected of involvement in several terrorist attacks and support of terrorists.
On Sept.22, a PKK militant wing, part of the radical group Kurdistan Liberation Hawks (TAK), claimed responsibility for the attack in Ankara. This attack killed three people and injured another 34.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has been on-going for more than 25 years, claiming over 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by both the UN and the EU.
PKK militants have previously threatened the Turkish authorities with intensified armed conflict if concrete steps are not taken to address the long-term Kurdish problem.