Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Three potential female suicide bombers were detained in the Turkish province of Hakkari in the southeast of the country as a result of a special operation conducted by the police, Turkish Haber7 TV channel reported Feb. 1.
According to the TV channel, they were planning to commit terrorist attacks near military units and police stations of the province.
The detainees are members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
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.
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.