8 suspects arrested in Istanbul for aiding PKK

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At least eight people were arrested for their suspected links to the PKK terror group in Turkey's megacity of Istanbul, police sources said on Tuesday.

Anti-terror squads held simultaneous operations in seven districts of the city including Ataşehir, Kadıköy, and Üsküdar to apprehend the suspects, according to sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

The suspects are accused of spreading terror propaganda, giving financial support to PKK and joining some activities of the terror group.

Some organizational documents, as well as various weapons and munitions, were also seized in the raids, the sources added.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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