Over 20 scholars detained on suspicion of terrorism propaganda in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 15
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Some 21 Kocaeli University academicians were detained on suspicion of propagandizing the terrorist organizations in the Turkish province of Izmit near Istanbul, the Turkish Sabah newspaper wrote Jan. 15.
The names of the scholars who have actively opposed the military operations against the PKK in the south-east of Turkey are not disclosed.
PKK, which is listed as a terrorist group by the UN and the EU, has in recent months become active in the south-east of Turkey as attacks on military units and police stations have increased.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which is demanding the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has been continuing for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
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