BITLIS, Turkey

Security forces in eastern Turkey have seized explosives and supplies stored by the YPG/PKK terrorist organization, local officials said.

In a statement on Saturday, authorities in Bitlis province said gendarmerie forces discovered shelters during an operation near a village in the province’s Hizan district.

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. The YPG is the PKK’s branch in Syria, just across Turkey’s southern border.

*Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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