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Senior PKK terrorist held in Istanbul

Baku, August 12, AZERTAC

Turkish security forces held a senior PKK terrorist in Istanbul, the interior minister said on Thursday, according to Anadolu Agency.

Mehdi Mihci, who arrived in the city to plot bomb attacks, was caught following physical and electronic surveillance by the provincial police, Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter.

Three persons along with Mihci, codenamed Seydo Botan Gever, were also held, he added.

An unspecified number and type of firearms, fake identification cards and organizational documents were also seized during the operation, Soylu added.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Türkiye, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Türkiye, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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