Turkey

Turkey neutralizes top woman terrorist of PKK/KCK

Most sensitive operation ever targeting top woman ranks, sources say

Mumin Altas   | 30.03.2020
Turkey neutralizes top woman terrorist of PKK/KCK

ANKARA

Turkey on Monday neutralized a woman said to be a top-ranking terrorist in the PKK/KCK, according to security sources.

The intelligence and army-led operation successfully targeted Nazife Bilen, the sources added, making this the most sensitive operation ever targeting a woman operative of the terror group.

She was a member of the so-called KCK executive council.

Turkish authorities often used the term "neutralize" to signify the terrorist in question either surrendered or was 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, children, and infants.

*Writing by Jeyhun Aliyev

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