KCK/PKK releases names of the 2 top Turkish intelligence officers (MIT), which a PKK special unit apprehended during an op in August 2017.
The arrest has revealed further details about the assasination of 3 Kurdish politicians carried out by Turkey in Paris in 2013.
Pictures of two Turkish MiT intelligence agents arrested in Qandil by the PKK
Releasing their names and details on Wednesday, the PKK said they are “safe” and being treated well.
The Kurdish group said Pekcetin and Gunel had been operating inside the Kurdistan Region on diplomatic passports on an operation that had been ordered by Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the head of MIT Hakan Fidan and had taken months of planning.
The PKK said they were able to retrieve valuable information from Pekcetin and Gunel, including about the assassination of PKK co-founder Sakine Cansiz in Paris in 2013. The PKK blamed Turkey for the killing at the time, a charge denied by Ankara.
Sakine Cansız, Fidan Doğan and Leyla Şaylemez murdered in French capital Paris on 9 January 2013
A court proceeding was stopped when the main suspect mysteriously died in a prison in France.