Turkish interior minister says 2 PKK/KCK terrorists surrendered

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu announced Saturday that two more PKK/KCK terrorists surrendered in the eastern Elazig province.


Soylu said on Twitter that the two terrorists surrendered to the gendarmerie with their weapons.


“The terrorist organization is coming to an end, surrender,” he urged the other terrorists to lay down their arms.


The number of terrorists who have laid down their arms through persuasion efforts in 2022 reached 86.


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


The PKK terror group, battered and demoralized by Turkish security forces’ successful operations, has been in recent years losing members and failing to attract recruits, according to Turkish officials.


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


Source: Anadolu Agency