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740 PKK suspects detained in simultaneous operations across Turkey

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A total of 740 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) suspects were detained in last three days in 36 simultaneous operations, a source from Turkey's Interior Ministry said on March 18, Hurriyet reports.

The operations led by law enforcement officials aimed to prevent possible attacks by PKK and uncover their relations and communications techniques, said a ministry official who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

During a search of the addresses of the suspects, equipment and documents were seized, along with one Kalashnikov, four unlicensed guns, 14 shotguns and 246 fireworks.

In previous operations against the PKK/KCK on Feb. 8-15, 259 suspects were detained, and 39 were remanded in custody.

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