VAN, Turkey 

A PKK/KCK terrorist surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, local authorities said Tuesday.

A PKK/KCK terrorist, identified by the initials B.K., surrendered to security teams in the Cizre district of Sirnak province after being persuaded by police officers of southeastern Van and Sanliurfa provinces.

The Van Security Directorate, in a written statement, said efforts are going on to convince the PKK/KCK terrorists, operating on behalf of YPG/PYD terror group in Syria, to surrender. The statement said B.K. had joined the PKK/KCK in 2014.

“B.K. surrendered to our officers in Sirnak’s Cizre district. The member of the terror group was arrested by judicial authorities after investigation documents were prepared against him/her,” added the statement.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and EU — has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK’s Syrian offshoot.

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