By Ahmet Sertan Usul
ANKARA (AA) – Four terrorists were "neutralized" in Turkey's southeastern Hakkari province, according to interior ministry on Sunday.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
In a statement, the ministry said security forces launched an anti-terror operation in rural Cukurca district and “neutralized” four PKK 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 deaths of nearly 40,000 people.