Three YPG/PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in the country’s southeast, Turkey’s National Defense Ministry said on Thursday.
Terrorists fleeing the terror group’s shelters in northern Iraq and Syria turned themselves in at border posts in Sanliurfa province’s Suruc district and Sirnak’s Silop district, the ministry said in a statement.
It said the terrorists’ surrender was a result of ongoing efforts to convince YPG/PKK terrorists to lay down arms.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.
* Writing by Gozde Bayar