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Turkey captures 2 key terrorists in Europe

Baku, July 14, AZERTAC

Turkey on Saturday captured two key suspected terrorists in Denmark and Spain, both wanted under Interpol red notices, security sources said on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency.

A suspect identified by the initials C.C., the terrorist PKK’s so-called top representative in Scandinavia, was captured in Denmark to be extradited to Turkey, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspect, wanted by Turkey for being a member of the terrorist group PKK/KCK, has been sought by the Turkish Security Directorate General's Interpol-Europol Department in 192 countries. Security forces began an operation to apprehend him after learning he was planning to travel from Germany to Denmark, the source added.

The suspect is also accused of going to terrorist camps in northern Iraq.

The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.

Since then, it has been responsible for the deaths of more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians, including a number of women and children.

Separately, a suspected member of the far-left terrorist DHKP-C also wanted under an Interpol red notice was arrested in Spain.

The suspect, identified by the initials S.G., is a suspect in the 1997 killing of seven civilians in the village of Ulukale in Turkey’s eastern province of Tunceli.

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