Security forces arrest 3 PKK terrorists in SE Turkey

By Halil Ibrahim Sincar

MARDIN, Turkey (AA) – Turkey’s security forces on Monday arrested three PKK terrorists in an operation in the southeastern Mardin province of Turkey.

According to Mardin gendarmerie command, the captured terrorists were sought by security forces for being a member of the terrorist organization.

Terrorists, who were plotting attacks, were caught in houses after technical and physical surveillance in Derik and Kiziltepe districts of Mardin.

Two of the terrorists were remanded in custody after they were produced before a court, while process for the third terrorist is in progress at a police station.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.