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Dozen PKK suspects held in Istanbul raids

Anti-terror police raid addresses across city's European districts

ISTANBUL (AVRUPA TIMES) Raids on 24 addresses across Istanbul early Friday led to the arrest of 12 suspected members of the PKK terrorist organization and its youth wing, police said.


Counter-terrorist officers carried out simultaneous dawn raids in Esenyurt, Beylikduzu, Basaksehir and Buyukcekmece districts.


The suspects, who are suspected of membership of the PKK or Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H), were taken to the city’s police headquarters following health checks.


There have been many arrests across Turkey since the July 20 Suruc suicide bombing that killed dozens of people; most of the suspects detained have alleged links to terrorist groups PKK, KCK, YDG-H, Daesh as well as the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front.

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