Turkey ‘neutralizes’ PKK terrorist involved in 2008 Istanbul terror attack

Baku, July 30, AZERTAC

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization “neutralized” a PKK terrorist on Saturday, who was among the perpetrators of the 2008 Istanbul terror attack in Syria, according to security sources, Anadolu Agency reports.

Terrorist Nusret Tebis, whose code name is “Rustem”, was found hiding in an apartment in the northeast town of Al-Hasakah, 60 kilometers (37 miles) south of the Turkish border.

The fugitive PKK terrorist, who was on Turkey’s most wanted terrorist list, is on trial with 18 aggravated life sentences and a total of 1,258 years in prison.

Tebis, who joined the terror organization in 1995 from Siirt province in eastern Turkey, reportedly fled to northern Iraq after the 2008 terror attack in Istanbul’s Gungoren district.

On July 27, 2008, the terrorist group targeted civilians in Gungoren by detonating two bombs placed in garbage cans, as the streets were packed with people in the evening. The deadly explosions killed 18 civilians and injured at least 154 others.

Turkish authorities use “neutralize” to imply that the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

In its more than 35-year terrorist campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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