Two more PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security forces

Two more PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security forces

As many as 176 terrorists have laid down arms through persuasion efforts this year, according to Interior Ministry

News Service AA

Two more PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in Turkey as a result of persuasion efforts, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorists joined the PKK in 2015 and 2021 and they were active in Iraq and Turkey.

With the latest additions, the number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts this year now stands at 176, it added.

In Turkey, offenders linked to terrorist groups who surrender are eligible for possible sentence reductions under a repentance law.

According to Turkish officials, in recent years the terrorist PKK – battered and demoralized by Turkish security forces’ successful operations – has been hemorrhaging members and failing to attract new ones.

In its more than 35-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 at least 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.


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