ANKARA 

Five more PKK terrorists surrendered in Turkey thanks to persuasion efforts by security forces, according to the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

The ministry said the terrorists surrendered after escaping from the terror group by way of persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie teams.

The terrorists joined the PKK/KCK terror group between 2011 and 2015 and were active in Syria and Iraq, it said.

The number of terrorists who have surrendered through persuasion in 2021 rose to 102, it added.

In its more than 35-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 nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.

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