3 PKK, FETO terror suspects nabbed on Turkish-Greek border

3 PKK, FETO terror suspects nabbed on Turkish-Greek border

Suspects trying to illegally flee to Greece nabbed by Turkish border troops, says security source

By Hakan Mehmet Sahin

EDIRNE, Turkey (AA) – At least three suspected members of the PKK and FETO terror groups were nabbed on the Turkish-Greek border, a Turkish security source said on Wednesday.

Turkish border troops nabbed the suspects − one from PKK and two alleged members of FETO − within the perimeters of a military zone in Uzunkopru district of northwestern Edirne province, said the source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

The suspects were later transferred to a local gendarmerie command office for further questioning.

FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Turkey, in which 251 people were killed and 2,734 injured.

Ankara also accuses FETO of being behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police, and judiciary.

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


*Writing by Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

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