MARDIN, Turkey 

A YPG/PKK terrorist on Tuesday surrendered to Turkish security forces near the Syrian border.

The Mardin Provincial Gendarmerie Command unit convinced him to drop arms.

The terrorist joined YPG/PKK in 2015 and was accused of “membership in an armed terrorist organization”.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants. The YPG is its Syrian offshoot. 

*Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara

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