ANKARA 

At least two terrorists surrendered to security forces in Turkey, the country’s Interior Ministry said Tuesday. 

Thanks to persuasion efforts by the Security General Directorate and gendarmerie, two terrorists surrendered to security forces in the eastern province of Sirnak, said a ministry statement.

One of the terrorists who surrendered was operating in Iraq and was sought by Interpol at the international level with a red notice, it added.

The ministry announced that this year a total of 139 terrorists have turned themselves into Turkish security forces.

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.

*Writing by Havva Kara Aydin

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