Turkey “neutralized” 112 PKK terrorists in domestic operations since last week, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

The counter-terrorism operations, being carried out by gendarmerie and police forces, began on April 15 to thwart terrorist attacks, the ministry said in a statement.

Nearly 6,000 anti-terror operations are planned to be conducted until Oct. 1 in rural areas and in cities.

Turkish authorities often use the term “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

The statement said a soldier had been martyred and 19 security forces wounded so far during recently launched operations.


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