22 March 2018

Suicide bomber detained in Turkey

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The police have detained a suicide bomber in Turkey's Mus province, IHA news agency reported April 15.

The detainee, whose name hasn't been disclosed, is a member of Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group and was planning to commit a terrorist attack in Ankara.

Turkey faced deadly terrorist attacks in March.

On March 13, a car bomb attack in Ankara left 37 people dead. Istanbul was also targeted by a suicide attack on March 19, leaving five people dead. Turkish authorities have accused the IS, the PKK and the PYD terrorist groups for the attacks.

Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that over 5,359 PKK members have been eliminated as a result of the operations against this terrorist group since July of 2015. He added that 355 Turkish servicemen were killed during these operations, which will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.

2016.04.15 / 10:57
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