Istanbul police detain 10 PKK members in anti-terrorist operation
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
Istanbul police carried out an anti-terrorist operation against the supporters of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkish media reported March 16.
Ten members of the PKK were detained as part of the operation, the report said.
Anti-terrorist operations are likely to be conducted in other big cities of Turkey as well, according to the report.
On March 15, eight members of the PKK were detained as part of the anti-terrorist operation in the Izmir province in the west of Turkey.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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