Turkey remands two suspected PKK terrorists

Turkey remands two suspected PKK terrorists

Suspects allegedly sent to Turkey to carry out bomb attacks, start forest fires, say security sources

News Service AA

Two accused PKK terrorists were remanded in custody in Turkey’s southeastern Mardin province, security sources said on Thursday.

The suspected terrorists, who were allegedly sent to Turkey to carry out bomb attacks and start forest fires, were arrested in a joint operation by the Turkish National Intelligence Service (MIT) and Turkish security forces, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

A Turkish court remanded the suspects, who were said to have been trained in Syria by Civil Protection Units (YPS), an affiliate of the terrorist PYD/PKK.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including many women, children, and infants.

The YPG, PYD, and YPS are its terrorist affiliates in Syria.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar


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