Turkish police detain 10 PKK-linked youth group members

Turkish police have detained 10 PKK- linked members and are on hunt for 6 others after group disrupts university classes

Turkish police detain 10 PKK-linked youth group members

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Turkish police detained 10 members of Patriotic Revolutionist Youth Movement (YDG-H) linked to outlawed Kurdistan Worker's Party, or PKK, in a joint operation carried out in five provinces on Wednesday.

The operation was held in the capital Ankara, southern province of Hatay, southeastern province of Diyarbakir and eastern provinces of Bitlis and Hakkari, police said.

Nine people were held in Ankara, and another in Hatay. Officers also seized many organizational documents during the search.

Police heard earlier that a group disrupted teaching and barred students from taking exams at Ankara University's Department of Educational Sciences.

A total of 16 individuals had been identified through testimonies from students, some of them blocked from having exams and some beaten by the group’s members.

Police found that some of those detained had also engaged in PKK propaganda at the university, and taken part in street protests at various times and obstructed police officers.

The suspects were brought to Ankara police department, while search continues for six more who remain at large.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 24 Haziran 2015, 15:18