More than 30 alleged members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), banned in Turkey, were detained during an anti-terrorist operation by Turkish security forces in 15 provinces of the country, two were neutralized, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said.
Turkish security forces are carrying out the anti-terrorist operation “Heroes” throughout the country after an attempted terrorist attack on Sunday morning near the Interior Ministry building in the center of Ankara, during which one terrorist blew himself up and another was neutralized. During the shootout, two police officers were slightly wounded. As reported by A Haber TV channel, the PKK, banned in Turkey, claimed responsibility for the attempted terrorist attack. After these events, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense reported air strikes on PKK militant targets in northern Iraq and the destruction of 20 militant targets.
“As part of Operation Heroes against the separatist terrorist organization, 37 alleged members were detained in Istanbul, Van, Sanliurfa, Elazig, Duzce, Diyarbakir, Bursa, Edirne, Kirklareli, Kilis, Igdir, Hatay, Adana, Kahramanmaras and Denizli. The same operations neutralized 2 terrorists who were trying to escape across the border in the city of Agri,” Yerlikaya wrote on the social network X.