ANKARA

Two more PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The ministry said in a statement that dissolution continues in the PKK terror group.

The terrorists laid down their arms in the southeastern Sirnak province thanks to persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces, it added.

It was revealed that terrorists joined the group in 2011 and 2014 and were active in Iraq and Syria.

With the latest additions, the number of terrorists who gave up fighting through persuasion in 2020 has risen to 188.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

*Writing by Gozde Bayar

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