ANKARA

At least four more PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces as a result of persuasion efforts, the Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday.

The terrorists escaping the PKK outside of Turkey surrendered to Turkish forces after persuasion efforts of police and gendarmerie, the ministry said in a written statement.

The terrorists joined the PKK between 2013-2015 and were active in Syria and Iraq, according to the statement.

With the latest additions, the number of terrorists who laid down their arms through persuasion efforts reached 230 this year, it added.

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

*Writing by Burak Dag

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