Turkish police arrest 450 PKK/YPG suspects

Turkish police arrest 450 PKK/YPG suspects

Security forces conduct operations across 37 provinces over last 5 days, seize equipment, documents

News Service AA

Turkish security forces arrested 450 people for their alleged links to the YPG/PKK terror group, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

The ministry said police detained 450 suspects over the last five days in anti-terror operations across 37 provinces.

During the operations, police seized equipment and documents at the suspects' addresses, including a number of long-barreled firearms, a shotgun and a shotgun shell.

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


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