One of the three terrorists neutralized in Turkey’s east was in the Interior Ministry’s wanted list, the ministry said on Wednesday.

Ahmet Korhan, codenamed Serhat, was in the grey category of the Interior Ministry’s wanted list and sought with a bounty of 500,000 Turkish liras ( $73,903) on his head.

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

After a DNA test, Korhan was found to be in the wanted list and was also known to be the in-charge in Suruc and Bozova districts.

Another terrorist, identified as Veysel Kaya, codenamed Mazlum Garzan, was among those neutralized. Kaya, who used to set up explosives, also played a role in the killing of a Turkish soldier, Zafer Akkus.

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 nearly 40,000 people, including many women, children, and infants.

*Writing by Dilara Hamit

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