IZMIR, Turkey 

Turkish police arrested 13 suspects in raids in the Aegean Izmir province for their alleged links to the PKK/KCK terror group, security sources said on Tuesday.

Anti-terror police launched an investigation into the suspects, who are allegedly part of the terror group, and involved in terror propaganda on social media, the provincial security directorate said in a statement.

With arrest warrants issued for 16, police continue operations to capture the remaining three suspects.

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

* Writing by Gozde Bayar

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