Turkish security forces neutralized three PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the National Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
In a Twitter post, the ministry said the terrorists were neutralized during an air-backed anti-terror operation in Qandil, Hakurk and Avasin-Basyan regions.
Turkish authorities generally use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
The ministry also added that Turkey’s anti-terror operations will continue resolutely 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 European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.
Source: Anadolu Agency