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Turkey detains 90 for suspected links to Kurdish rebels

AP  |  Ankara 

says police have detained 90 people suspected of links to outlawed Kurdish rebels in simultaneous raids in nine Turkish provinces.

The ministry said the operation, launched Tuesday, aimed to prevent future activities of the banned Workers Party, or PKK. Police seized documents and digital data. The ministry said the operation was still going on. It did not provide further information on those who were detained.

The raids come a week after a blast on a road in southeast Turkey, blamed on the PKK, killed eight soldiers inside an armoured military vehicle.

The PKK has waged a more than three-decade-old insurgency in the country's mostly Kurdish southeast region. The group is considered a terror organisation by and its Western allies.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 14:55 IST