Türkiye nabs 13 terror suspects trying to flee to Greece

Türkiye nabs 13 terror suspects trying to flee to Greece

Turkish border forces arrested 13 suspected members of terror groups trying to flee to Greece, local authorities announced on Tuesday.

The suspects were nabbed by local gendarmerie forces in the northwestern Edirne province, which borders Greece, the governor’s office said in a statement.

Among them were five suspected members of the PKK terror group and eight members of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO).

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.

FETO and its US-based leader Fethullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016 in Türkiye, in which 252 people were killed and 2,734 wounded.

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

Source » aa.com.tr