ANKARA

An official of a Turkish opposition party linked to terrorism and a terrorist he was allegedly leading to a hideout were arrested together in eastern Turkey on Wednesday, officials announced. 

Acting on a tip that YPG/PKK terrorist Aziz Oruc had entered Agri, eastern Turkey, from the Iranian border, security forces arresting him found him accompanied by Abdullah Ekelek, district head for Dogubayazit, Agri of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), said an Interior Ministry statement.

Ekelek is thought to have been leading Oruc to a hideout.

The two were taken to a police station for questioning.

The Turkish government

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