IGDIR, Turkey 

At least five suspects were arrested in eastern Turkey on Thursday for alleged ties with the PKK terror group, which has killed tens of thousands in its decades-long campaign against Turkey.

Gendarmerie forces in the eastern Igdir province found the suspects, who are believed to have illegally aided counter-terrorism operations against PKK terrorists at Mt. Agri in 2015.

A number of cellphones and numerous digital materials were seized in searches of the suspects’ addresses.

In its more than 35-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 at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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