The Kurdish armed group in northern Iraq, stated on Tuesday that a man portrayed as a PKK member and allegedly captured by Turkish intelligence has no ties to the Kurdistan freedom movement.
“A report was served in Turkey’s special war media that Ramazan Güneş is a member of our movement and has been abducted by MİT (Turkish Intelligence Agency) in Silêmanî (Sulaymaniyah) through a targeted operation,” the Iraqi armed wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said in a statement.
According to the Kurdish forces, Güneş himself voluntarily surrendered to the Turkish intelligence two days ago and the report about his arrest was shared by the Turkish media to boost the profile of the MİT.
The Turkish media on Tuesday reported the capture of Güneş as a new development, sharing videos of him allegedly arrested by Turkish forces.
According to information given to the media by MİT, Güneş actively took part in 12 different PKK attacks between 2011 and 2017 in the southeastern province of Hakkari and is responsible for the deaths of 60 people in total.
The Turkish media reported that the country’s intelligence service kept Güneş under surveillance for a year, before launching the operation for his capture.