VAN, Turkey

A PKK terrorist, who was released from a prison in Iran due to the novel coronavirus, was remanded into custody in eastern Turkey, security sources said on Thursday.

The local police department in Van province said Iran handed over the terrorist, identified only by initials F. D. and codename Arges, to security forces in Hakkari, a southeastern Turkish province bordering Iran.

The terrorist, who was brought to Van on April 11, was remanded into custody due to his terrorist activities in 2015 and 2016.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as

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