ANKARA / ISTANBUL, Turkey

At least two PKK terror suspects trying to flee to Greece were held in Turkey on Thursday, said an official statement.

The two were held by border troops patrolling the Turkish-Greek border in the northwestern Edirne province, said the Turkish National Defense Ministry in a statement.

They were later discovered to be PKK terror suspects, the ministry added.

In a separate incident, special police forces in Istanbul arrested two people over alleged links to the terrorist PKK.

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 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

​​​​​​​* Writing by Ahmet Gencturk

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