ANKARA (AA) – Another PKK terrorist surrendered in Turkey thanks to persuasion by security forces, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that the terrorist, who escaped from the group through persuasion efforts of the gendarmerie command and security directorate teams, surrendered to security forces after entering Turkey.

The terrorist, who was active in Syria, joined the terror group in 2014.

With this latest surrender, the number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year has risen to 40.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the European Union – has been responsible for the deaths of at least 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.

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