ANKARA

A suspected PKK terror group member was arrested in northwestern Turkey while trying to escape to Greece, the National Defense Ministry said on Friday.

“A person trying to cross from our country to Greece illegally was caught on the Edirne border line,” the ministry said on Twitter.

It added that the person was “determined to be a member” of the PKK terror group.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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