Turkey ‘neutralizes’ 68 terrorists in past week

The Turkish army "neutralized" 68 PKK terrorists in domestic and foreign counter-terror operations over the week.

Turkish Defense Ministry told Anadolu Agency on Friday that the army has 'neutralized' 68 PKK terrorists in operations held across Turkey and in northern Iraq from Nov. 9 to 15.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralize" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

In these anti-terror operations, Turkish security forces seized several infantry rifles, anti-tank systems, ammo and mines.

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 some 40,000 people, including women and children.

Source: Anadolu Agency