ANKARA 

The Interpol branch of the Turkish police held a wanted PKK terrorist in northern Iraq, a security source said on Friday.

Mehmet Sevisoglu, 26, was brought to Turkey on Thursday after a warrant was issued against him by a Turkish court on 24 counts, said the source who asked not to be named because of restrictions on speaking to the media.

Following routine checks, Sevisoglu was referred to the court.

In its more than 30-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 nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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