The Turkish army “neutralized” 286 YPG/PKK terrorists in the past month in domestic and cross-border operations, the National Defense Ministry said Friday.

Turkish authorities use the word “neutralized” to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.

Of them, 155 terrorists were neutralized in northern Syria, ministry spokeswoman Nadide Sebnem Aktop told reporters in the capital Ankara.

The spokeswoman said 37 terrorists were attempting to enter the Operation Euphrates Shield region from Syria’s Manbij city and seven others the Operation Olive Branch region from Syria’s Tal Rifat. They were neutralized.

Turkey launched a trio of

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