Police detain 44 PKK suspects in Istanbul

Raids against terrorist group target 67 locations across 28 districts

Police detain 44 PKK suspects in Istanbul

World Bulletin / News Desk

At least 44 people were taken into custody early Friday in Istanbul for allegedly being linked to the terrorist organization PKK, police have said.

The anti-terror branch directorate of the Istanbul police department raided 67 different locations simultaneously in 28 districts including Sultangazi, Bagcilar, Basaksehir and Esenyurt.

Three guns, a large number of bullets, organizational documents and digital materials were seized in the operation.

Turkey has been carrying out operations against the PKK at home and abroad since late July, amid a spike in attacks targeting security officers.

The renewal of fighting between the PKK and Turkish security forces marked the end of the fragile two-and-a-half year lull to fighting -- dubbed the “solution process” -- aimed at resolving the 30-year conflict.

Founded in the late 1978, PKK is considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. 

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Ekim 2015, 11:08