ANKARA

Another PKK terrorist surrendered to security forces in Turkey as a result of persuasion efforts by gendarmerie forces, the Interior Ministry said on Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement that terrorists continue to surrender through persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces in the new year, as the first surrender of 2021 came after a terrorist fled the PKK terror group outside Turkey on Thursday.

The terrorist joined the PKK in 2014 and was active in Syria, 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.

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