Turkish armed forces 'neutralize' wanted PKK terrorist

Interior Ministry says Firat Dagdelen, who was marked grey in wanted list, ‘neutralized’ on Sept. 13 in Bingol province

Turkish armed forces 'neutralize' wanted PKK terrorist


A PKK terrorist, whose name was in the grey category of the Interior Ministry's wanted list, was "neutralized" in an anti-terror operation in eastern Turkey on Sept. 13.

The country's Interior Ministry said in a statement that Firat Dagdelen, codenamed Servan Cevlik, was "neutralized" in an operation in Bingol province.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

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 and children.

Reporting by Muhammed Boztepe; Writing by Diyar Guldogan

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