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  • Updated: May 10, 2023

16 Arrested As Turkish Police Launch Raids Against PKK Terrorists

On Wednesday, intelligence and counterterrorism units of the Turkish police launched simultaneous raids in 19 locations across Istanbul against members of the PKK terrorist group.

Sixteen suspects were captured in the operations, which were held in 11 districts of the city.

The security forces seized guns and digital propaganda material during the raids.

The suspects were identified through testimonies of terror suspects captured in earlier operations and through "digital evidence" such as photos taken during their time with the terrorist group.

The raids were part of an investigation against the PKK and its Syrian offshoot, the YPG.

The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the Turkish government, the European Union, and the United States.

It has been involved in a decades-long armed conflict with the Turkish state, seeking greater autonomy for Kurds living in Türkiye.


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