Senior PKK terrorist arrested in NW. Turkey

(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) ISTANBUL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- A senior member of the PKK organization, who is also known by his code name "Sefkan", was arrested in western Bursa province, a police source said on Tuesday.

Police caught Resat Karabalik, so-called commander of Aladaglar area in eastern Van province, in Harmancik district, Anadolu qouted the source as saying.

Karabalik, who joined the terror group in the 2000s, had earlier served as the so-called commander of Tendurek region in eastern Agri province, the source added.

He had been hidden in a house of his relatives in western Kutahya province for some time.

Karabalik was sent to Van province where he was remanded by a court.

The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU, resumed its armed campaign against Turkey in July 2015.(end).



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