Four Syrian nationals suspected of being members of the PKK terrorist organization were detained early Wednesday in Turkey’s southern province of Osmaniye. 

Provincial police teams of counterterrorism and intelligence departments conducted operations at addresses in the Mehmet Akif Ersoy neighborhood of Osmaniye city.

The suspects, whose homes and also work places were searched, were taken to the local police department for questioning.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Merve Berker

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