Turkey arrests 22 suspects on terrorist PYD/PKK charges

Suspects accused of making terrorist PYD/PKK propaganda during spring festival Nevruz celebrations in Istanbul

Ersin Çelik
15:32 - 21/03/2018 Wednesday
Update: 15:33 - 21/03/2018 Wednesday
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At least 22 suspects were held in Istanbul over their links to terrorist group PYD/PKK, police said Wednesday.

The arrests were made over alleged PYD/PKK propaganda during Nevruz spring festival celebrations, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) organized the event in Istanbul’s Bakirkoy district on the European side, the source added.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU.

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