By Fahrettin Gok and Burcu Calik
ERZURUM/ANKARA, Turkey (AA) – Two PKK terrorists have been neutralized as part of anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey, the provincial governorship said on Wednesday.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized ” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
According to a statement by Erzurum Governorship, security forces launched the operation in Karayazi district on Monday.
Two terrorists were neutralized during the operation while a security officer received minor injuries.
A silencer gun, two rounds of a magazine, two thermal cameras, hand-made explosives and various materials including cables, umbrellas and sleeping bags were also seized during the operation.
The anti-terror raids against PKK terror group continue resolutely, the statement added.
Turkish Armed Forces also conducted airstrikes in northern Iraqi regions of Hakurk and Zap, the General Staff said in a statement on Wednesday.
Tuesday’s airstrikes destroyed shelters, weapon emplacements and ammunition depots used by PKK terrorists, the statement added.
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.