Police detain 735 PKK terrorists, supporters in Turkey-wide operations
Turkish security forces detained hundreds of members and supporters of the PKK terror group, the Interior Ministry said Sunday.
Some 735 suspects were apprehended Friday as part of 156 operations across Turkey, the ministry said.
The suspects were planning to organize massive demonstrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the capture of the imprisoned leader of the PKK, Abdullah Öcalan, who was detained in Kenya on Feb. 15, 1999, as well as to spread chaos ahead of March 31 local elections in Turkey.
The security forces also seized six long-barreled guns, 32 hunting rifles, 14 heavy weapon ammunition, 19 handguns, other various ammunitions, 1 hand grenade, 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of TNT, 225 kg of ammonium nitrate, 16 mines and improvised explosive devices. Source