Red-coded PKK terrorist among 'neutralized' in Turkey

By Muhammed Boztepe

ANKARA (AA) – A wanted PKK terrorist was among the terrorists “neutralized” in an operation carried out in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province on Oct. 31, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

According to a statement by the ministry, the terrorist was Bedirhan Abo, codenamed Masiro, who was in the red category of their wanted list.

The air-backed operation was conducted in the Mt. Cudi area in Sirnak.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and grey.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, it has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children.