2 terrorists 'neutralized' in southeastern Turkey

Terrorists 'captured dead' in land operation by armed UAV of gendarmerie forces, close air support, says interior minister

2021-10-24 01:41:42

Two terrorists were neutralized in southeastern Turkey, the country's interior minister said early Sunday.

The terrorists "infiltrating" the border of Cukurca district of southeastern Hakkari province were "captured dead" in a land operation backed by an armed UAV of gendarmerie forces and close air support, Suleyman Soylu said on Twitter.

Although he did not specify the terrorists' affiliation, the PKK terror group has been active in eastern and southeastern Turkey.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.