Turkey nabs 5 people trying to flee to Greece, Syria
A total of five people, including at least three terror suspects, were arrested on Turkey’s both northwestern and southern borders while trying to flee to Greece and Syria through illegal means, according to the National Defense Ministry on Tuesday.
The ministry said on Twitter that one of the arrested was a suspected member of the PKK terror group, while two were allegedly linked with Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETO), the group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey.
FETO and its US-based leader Fetullah Gulen orchestrated the defeated coup of July 15, 2016, which left 251 people martyred and 2,734 injured.
In its more than 35-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 at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.