ADANA, Turkey 

Turkish police arrested five suspects in simultaneous operations against the PKK terrorist organization, a security source said on Wednesday.

Following an investigation carried out by public prosecutors of the southern Adana province, gendarmerie and anti-terror police conducted raids against the terror group in three provinces — Adana, Kocaeli, and Diyarbakir –, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The raids came after arrest warrants were issued for six suspects, whose names were found on organizational compasses seized from a terrorist who was neutralized on Oct. 3 in the southeastern Diyarbakir province.

Efforts are underway to capture the fugitive suspect.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

* Writing by Gozde Bayar in Ankara

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