PKK terrorist on most wanted list killed in east Turkey

Mustafa Seker, codenamed Berhudar-Genco, was killed during operation in Tunceli province

Ersin Çelik
08:59 - 30/05/2018 Wednesday
Update: 09:00 - 30/05/2018 Wednesday
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Turkish security forces killed a wanted PKK terrorist during a counter-terrorism operation in Tunceli province, local officials said Tuesday.

Gendarmerie forces launched an operation in a rural area of Hozat District and killed the terrorist following a clash with members of the terrorist group, the Tunceli governor’s office said in a statement.

The wanted terrorist was identified as Mustafa Seker, codenamed Berhudar-Genco.

Seker was mentioned in the grey category of the Interior Ministry's list of wanted terrorists, said the statement.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children.

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#Hozat District
#Interior Ministry
#PKK terrorist
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