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3 terrorists ‘neutralized’ in southeastern Turkey

At least three terrorists were “neutralized” in a domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorists were targeted by local gendarmerie forces with the support of Turkish Air Force during Operation Eren-13 in Sirnak province.

It added that operations in the region are ongoing.

Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in statements to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Operation Eren, named after Eren Bulbul, a 15-year-old killed by the terrorist PKK on Aug. 11, 2017, began in January to eliminate terrorism in the country.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

*Writing by Beyza Binnur Donmez

Source: Anadolu Agency