Turkish security forces detained 12 people for their suspected links to the PKK terror group on Tuesday in the western province of Izmir.
The counterterrorism branch of the province launched a simultaneous operation to apprehend the suspects.
The province’s prosecutor office had previously issued detention warrants for the 12 people.
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.
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