Turkey: 90 PKK/KCK suspects arrested in 8 cities

By Hamdi Celikbas

ANKARA (AA) – Security forces arrested 90 PKK/KCK terror suspects across Turkey during simultaneous operations carried out at midnight, the Interior Ministry said.

In a statement, the ministry said 80 arrests were made in southeastern Diyarbakir province. Others took place in Istanbul, southern Mersin, and southeastern Van, Sirnak, Sanliurfa, Batman and Mardin provinces.

Many terror group-related documents and digital material were seized during the operations.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children.