Maxi operation against the PKK in Türkiye, 67 arrests. Journalist investigated for terrorist propaganda


By John

Security forces have captured 67 suspected terrorists during a major counter-terrorism operation against the PKK across Turkey in which around 13,400 security forces took part, following Sunday’s suicide bombing in Ankara. This was reported by the country’s Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya, quoted by Anadolu. Twelve suspected terrorists were captured in the provinces of Mersin, Van, Sanliurfa, Mardin and Aydin, Yerlikaya said on X. Another 55 were held in operations in 16 provinces. As of 8.30 local time, 466 operations had been carried out in rural areas, he underlined.

Meanwhile, the Istanbul prosecutor’s office has placed the journalist under investigation Aysenur Arslan for “terrorist propaganda” due to a comment during a television program regarding the October 1 attack in Ankara against the Ministry of the Interior claimed by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). During the broadcast the journalist had raised some doubts about the dynamics of the attack. On Sunday, two members of the PKK attempted to attack an entrance to the Interior Ministry in Ankara, one of the terrorists blew himself up and the other was killed by the police. Two police officers were injured during the attack.