Türkiye’s counterterrorism efforts eliminate hundreds of PKK terrorists

Türkiye’s counterterrorism efforts eliminate hundreds of PKK terrorists
# 09 November 2023 07:02 (UTC +04:00)

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said Wednesday that they “neutralized” 721 terrorists between Jan. 1 and Nov. 1, including 525 captured alive, 84 captured dead, five captured injured and 107 others who surrendered to Turkish authorities, APA reports citing Daily Sabah.

Addressing the planning and budget committee of the Turkish Parliament in the capital Ankara, Yerlikaya said security forces carried out 19,756 operations against the terrorist group in the same period. He noted that authorities foiled 126 acts of terrorism, including 104 attempted bombings in the past 10 months in operations against the PKK and left-wing terrorist groups.

Yerlikaya said the PKK was on the brink of extinction thanks to security forces’ work, pointing out the transformation of areas in southeastern Türkiye that were once viewed unsafe due to PKK attacks, from oil-rich Gabar mountain to the scenic countryside of Hakkari, which now hosts youth festivals.

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