ANKARA

In the month of May, nationwide operations neutralized 78 terrorists in Turkey, a government official said on Thursday.

Deputy Interior Minister Ismail Catakli told a monthly press briefing that the neutralized terrorists included four terrorists in the orange category of the wanted list and six in the gray category.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange and gray.

Turkish authorities often use the term “neutralized” 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 European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The terrorist YPG is the PKK’s Syrian branch.

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