Turkey neutralized six terrorists in domestic and cross-border operations, officials said on Tuesday.

According to the Interior Ministry, four terrorists were neutralized in southeastern Turkey.

The terrorists were neutralized in rural areas of Derik, in the Mardin province, by the provincial gendarmerie commandos and special forces teams, said a ministry statement.

Operations are ongoing in the area, it added.

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

The statement did not specify the terrorists’ affiliation, but the terrorist YPG/PKK has traditionally been active in eastern/southeastern Turkey. 

Separately, the

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