35 held in Turkey for rebel links

2011-12-20 16:30
Ankara - Turkey's state-run television says police have detained some 35 people as part of a growing investigation into Kurdish activists' alleged ties to Kurdish rebels.

Hundreds of activists, including elected mayors, are already on trial accused of being part of a Kurdish umbrella group which prosecutors accuse of links to the autonomy-seeking Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK.

TRT television says on Tuesday the detained were being questioned by police in Istanbul.

The pro-Kurdish Firat news agency said on Tuesday at least 25 people were rounded up and that most of the detained are journalists working for Kurdish media organisations.

Police would not comment on the reports.

The PKK has been fighting for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey since 1984. Tens of thousands of people have died in the conflict since then.

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