By Aydin Arik
BINGOL, Turkey (AA) – At least three PKK terrorists have been neutralized as part of anti-terror operations in eastern Turkey, said officials on Thursday.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized ” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
In a statement, the local governor's office said the security forces launched an anti-terror operation in rural Asagikoy district of Bingol province and “neutralized” the terrorists.
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 death of some 40,000 people.