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4 more PKK terrorists surrender in Turkey

Number of terrorists who surrendered through persuasion in 2020 has risen to 210, says Interior Ministry

Sertac Bulur   | 23.11.2020
4 more PKK terrorists surrender in Turkey

ANKARA

Four more PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in Turkey, said the Interior Ministry on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said four PKK terrorists turned themselves in as a result of persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces.

The terrorists had joined YPG/PKK terror group during 1997 and 2018, and were active in Syria, Iran and Iraq, the statement added.

The Interior Ministry further said that, with the latest addition, the number of terrorists who surrendered through persuasion in 2020 has risen to 210.

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


*Writing by Merve Aydogan

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