A wanted PKK terrorist was arrested in Bulgaria upon Turkey’s request, Bulgarian officials said on Wednesday.
The district attorney of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastal province of Varna announced that Mehmet Y., a convicted member of the PKK terror group, was arrested by Interpol on Monday.
Mehmet Y. has been on Turkey’s most-wanted list for nine years after being convicted in absentia of spreading propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organization.
The 44-year-old was sentenced to more than six years in prison by a Turkish court.
The district attorney said Mehmet Y., for whom an extradition application is yet to be received from Turkey, is currently on supervised release.