Another PKK terrorist surrenders to Turkish security forces

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Read: 533     13:29     23 May 2022    

33 terrorists have laid down arms so far this year, says Interior Ministry


One more PKK terrorist has surrendered to security forces in Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The terrorist surrendered after fleeing the terror group upon persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces, the ministry said in a written statement.

The terrorist joined the PKK in 2015 and operated in both Iran and Iraq, the statement added.

With the latest addition, the number of surrendered terrorists this year has risen to 33, the ministry noted.

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 losing members and failing to attract new ones.

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

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Another PKK terrorist surrenders to Turkish security forces

2022/05/1653302388.jpg
Read: 534     13:29     23 May 2022    

33 terrorists have laid down arms so far this year, says Interior Ministry


One more PKK terrorist has surrendered to security forces in Turkey, the Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

The terrorist surrendered after fleeing the terror group upon persuasion efforts by police and gendarmerie forces, the ministry said in a written statement.

The terrorist joined the PKK in 2015 and operated in both Iran and Iraq, the statement added.

With the latest addition, the number of surrendered terrorists this year has risen to 33, the ministry noted.

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 losing members and failing to attract new ones.

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

Yeni Şafak



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