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One terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey

Gendarmerie forces neutralize terrorist in eastern Tunceli province, says Interior Ministry

Erdogan Cagatay Zontur   | 16.09.2019
One terrorist neutralized in eastern Turkey

ANKARA

Turkish Gendarmerie neutralized one terrorist during a security operation in the country’s east, the Interior Ministry said Monday.

The provincial Gendarmerie Command in Tunceli province neutralized the terrorist, the ministry said and added that counter-terrorism operations are continuing in the region.

Turkish authorities often use the term "neutralized" in statements to imply the terrorists in question 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 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The terrorist YPG is the PKK's Syrian branch.

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