28 detained in anti-KCK operation across Turkey

Police have raided many premises in Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, İstanbul, Eskişehir, Muş and Ankara and taken 28 people into custody for their alleged links to the terrorist organization.

28 detained in anti-KCK operation across Turkey

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish police have detained 28 people in simultaneously conducted operations against the terrorist the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) -- which prosecutors say is a political umbrella organization that includes the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) -- in six different provinces on Tuesday morning.

According to information National Police Department shared with press, police have raided many premises in Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, İstanbul, Eskişehir, Muş and Ankara and taken 28 people into custody for their alleged links to the terrorist organization. Detainees include the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party’s (BDP) Şanlıurfa branch head Fatma İzol and her assistant Mehmet Vural. Police recently stepped up operations against the KCK. The KCK investigation started in December 2009 and a large number of Kurdish politicians, including several mayors from the pro-Kurdish BDP, have been detained.

The suspects are accused of various crimes, including membership in a terrorist organization, aiding and abetting a terrorist organization and attempting to destroy the country's unity and integrity. BDP officials have said the investigation is the government's method of suppressing BDP politicians, denying any links between the suspects and any terrorist organizations.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Mayıs 2012, 17:57

Muhammed Öylek

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