ANKARA

Four more PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces after persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The terrorists surrendered after fleeing PKK bases outside Turkey, it said in a statement.

The terrorists joined the terror group between 2014 and 2019 and had been active in Syria and Iraq.

The number of terrorists who have now surrendered weapons through persuasion efforts in 2021 stands at 35, the statement added.

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 Ahmet Gencturk in Ankara

Copyright 2021 Anadolu Agency. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.