World Bulletin / News Desk
The Turkish Interior Ministry on Monday released data saying 30 PKK terrorists had been killed, 15 surrendered to security forces and three more were taken prisoner.
Fifty PKK bunkers were also destroyed in southeastern Turkey’s Batman, Diyarbakir, Hakkari, Mus, Sirnak and Tunceli provinces.
The security forces seized over 1,300 kilograms of material used in making explosives plus 209 hand grenades and 137 firearms.
Almost 280 people were detained in connection with the PKK over the last week.
Police also arrested 920 people suspected of involvement with the Fetullah Terror Organization (FETO), 50 for suspected ISIL links and 25 for apparent ties to leftist terror groups.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015. Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of around 1,200 people, including women and children.
FETO and its U.S.-based leader Fetullah Gulen are accused of orchestrating the defeated July 2016 coup in Turkey, which left 250 people martyred and nearly 2,200 injured.
Security officials also conducted 669 anti-drug operations in 66 different provinces nationwide over the last week, seizing 1,700 kilograms of narcotics as well as large quantities of smuggled tobacco and fuel.