Turkey detains PKK member of Armenian nationality

The police have detained four members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorist group in Turkey's Hakkari province, IHA news agency reported March 31.

Two women are among the detained and one of them is an Armenian national. They were planning to have trainings at a PKK camp in northern Iraq.

Reportedly, the detained PKK member of Armenian nationality is responsible for the activities of this terrorist group in Yuksekova district of Hakkari province.

Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that over 5,359 PKK members have been eliminated as a result of the operations against this terrorist group since July of 2015.

He added that 355 Turkish servicemen were killed during these operations, which will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.

The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.

Source: Trend