MESOP REPORT : PKK KIDNAPPS JOURNALIST – Kurdish PKK rebels abduct three Turkish journalists: report

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY) –  ANKARA,— AFP – 21 Febr 2016 – Three journalists working for Turkish state-run news agency Anatolia were abducted Sunday by members of the militant Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in the Kurdish region in southeastern Turkey, the agency said. Anatolia said that the incident occurred in Nusaybin in Mardin province in in Turkish Kurdistan, where the security forces have been conducting a vast operation aimed at flushing PKK rebels out of the area. The agency is Turkey’s largest and has a large network of journalists in Turkey and abroad. The PKK has kidnapped Turkish state officials, journalists and workers in the past, most of whom have later been released. EKURD NET