Five PKK/YPG terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces, the National Defense Ministry announced on Thursday.

“Four PKK/YPG terrorists who escaped from shelters in northern Iraq surrendered to our border patrol office in [southeastern Sirnak’s] Silopi district, and one PKK/YPG terrorist who escaped from terrorist organization in northern Syria surrendered to our border patrol office in [southeastern Mardin’s] Nusaybin district,” the ministry said on Twitter.

PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey,

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