ANKARA

Two wanted terrorists were among six neutralized in Turkey’s eastern province of Bitlis, the Interior Ministry said Monday. 

The ministry said in a written statement that Ozlem Atsak, codenamed Ronahi Dersim, in the orange category and Ridvan Eryilmaz, codenamed Azad Sores, in the gray category of the wanted list were neutralized in Sunday’s operation in Sehi district.

Atsak was said to be responsible for handling the female group of the terrorist group. The terrorists’ affiliation was not mentioned, but the terror group PKK has been active in the region.

The Interior Ministry’s wanted list is divided into five color codes: red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.

On Sunday, six terrorists were neutralized in Bitlis during the domestic security operation carried out with the support of unmanned aerial vehicle and combat helicopter ATAK, the statement added.

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

*Writing by Sena Guler

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