MARDIN, Turkey 

A YPG/PKK terrorist surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, security forces said Friday.

The terrorist turned himself in at the Demirtepe border gate in Mardin province, the gendarmerie said in a statement.

As a result of persuasion efforts by Turkish security forces and families of the terrorists, the dissolution of the terrorist organization continues, the statement added.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and

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