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2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq surrender to Turkish forces

10 PKK terrorists outside Turkey surrender to Turkish security forces over past week, says Ministry of National Defense

Dilara Hamit  | 19.12.2019 - Update : 19.12.2019
2 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq surrender to Turkish forces


Two PKK terrorists in northern Iraq have surrendered to Turkish forces, Turkey's Ministry of National Defense announced on Thursday.

"Two more PKK terrorists who escaped from shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our border outpost in Silopi, Sirnak [southeastern Turkey]," the ministry said on Twitter.

It added that a total of 10 terrorists escaping the PKK outside of Turkey have surrendered to Turkish forces over the last week.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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