Soldiers released by PKK detained after interrogation

The eight soldiers who were taken hostage by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Hakkari province during an ambush were arrested and charged on Sunday by an order of the Van Military Court. The eight men will now face trial in custody based on “the existence of strong evidence that the crime of insisting on disobeying orders — which caused great harm — was committed.” The court is also accusing the young men of crossing into a foreign country without permission. Full Story

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