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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