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2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Anti-terror operations ongoing in SE Hakkari province

Erdoğan Çağatay Zontur   | 18.09.2019
2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

ANKARA

Turkish security forces neutralized two terrorists in the southeastern Hakkari province, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday. 

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

In a written statement, the ministry said gendarmerie forces cooperated with the National Intelligence Service (MIT) for a counter-terrorism operation in Hakkari's rural areas.

Anti-terror operations are ongoing, it added.

Though the statement did not mention a specific terrorist group, Turkey has long been conducting operations against the PKK terrorist organization in the region.

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 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The terrorist YPG is the PKK's Syrian branch.


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