ANKARA

Security forces “neutralized” four YPG/PKK terrorists in eastern parts of Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

The terrorists were “neutralized” in the countryside of southeastern Sirnak and eastern Tunceli provinces, the ministry said in a statement.

It said operations in the region were ongoing.

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

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 over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

* Writing by Erdogan Cagatay Zontur

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