Two Turkish gendarmeries were martyred in eastern Turkey in a clash with terrorists, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry said that four gendarmeries were also injured in the eastern Bitlis province during an anti-terror operation in the region.

The operation is still ongoing, the statement added.

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

*Writing by Handan Kazanci

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