4 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey
Terrorists targeted in Yildirim-2 Cilo anti-terror operation in Hakkari province
Security forces "neutralized" at least four terrorists in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said Tuesday.
As part of Operation Yildirim-2 Cilo, the armed terrorists were targeted in an air-backed operation by the provincial gendarmerie command in Yuksekova in the Hakkari province, the ministry said in a statement.
The terrorists' affiliation was not mentioned, but the PKK terror group has been active in the region.
The operation is ongoing in the region, it added.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" to imply terrorists in question surrendered, were killed or captured.
This summer, Turkey launched a series of security operations to neutralize terrorists believed to be hiding in the east and southeast.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.