The niece of the previous head of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) – a Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist group – surrendered Saturday in southern Mersin province following efforts made by safety forces to persuade PKK members to hand themselves over to judicial authorities.
Dalya Mahmut Muslum, 21, was not solely a relative of former group leader Salih Muslum however served as the non-public bodyguard of Gülten Alataş, a PKK terrorist sought with crimson discover. Muslum is reportedly pregnant and surrendered collectively along with her husband. The newest report brings the full quantity of PKK terrorists having laid down their arms this 12 months to 110.
Muslum has reportedly delivered info to safety forces concerning PKK’s connections in Europe, its extensions and the newest developments within the group’s camps.
She has additionally knowledgeable authorities that the U.S. and France have offered drone coaching to PKK terrorists in camps in Syria.
Salih Muslum joined the PKK’s Syrian offshoot, the PYD, in 2003 and served as its co-chair between 2010 and 2017. The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by the U.S., the European Union and NATO.
Turkey had issued arrest warrants and subsequent crimson notices for Muslum and 47 different high-ranking PKK figures in Nov. 2016, whereas a brand new crimson discover was issued for Muslim on Feb. 13 after his inclusion on an inventory of most-wanted terrorists with a bounty of TL four million ($583,000) on his head.