Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The PKK terrorist organization was preparing massive terrorist attacks in such Turkish cities as Ankara, Izmir, Istanbul, Adana, Van and Trabzon, the Turkish Haberturk newspaper wrote Feb. 1 citing the Turkish intelligence sources.
PKK was planning to carry out terrorist attacks near police stations and large shopping malls in these cities.
Over 200 Turkish servicemen were killed in clashes with the PKK in 2015. The PKK has in recent months become active in the south-east of Turkey, and its attacks on military units and police stations have increased.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by the UN and the European Union.