A female terrorist who surrendered to security forces has said that the PKK forced her to fight against Turkey.
According to a video released by the Turkish Armed Forces on Wednesday, Zehra K. is among 25 terrorists who surrendered to the Turkish army Tuesday in Mardin's Nusaybin district. In another video where she meets her parents she says: "My biggest mistake was to be fooled by the PKK. Because the PKK is burning both the Republic of Turkey and the Kurdish nation. So what I want to say to young people is that the organization [PKK] forced me into this but what I understand [now] is that they should take refuge in the state.
"Personally I did not have any hope. We surrendered ourselves; if it was me I would fire bullets, but the state opened its arms to us even in a process like this, even in an environment like this. The state gave me every chance and never forced me to do anything. They treated me as best as they can. They treated me in a way they should not."
Meanwhile, 42 PKK terrorists, among whom were 10 females, also surrendered on Thursday during counter-terrorism operations conducted by security forces in Nusaybin district of Turkey's southeastern Mardin province, according to a statement released by military sources.
On May 16, in operations in Nusaybin, security forces found a notebook belonging to Zehra K. in which she admits making a mistake in joining the PKK. Then the notebook was handed to her parents and her father said she should surrender.
The PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July, since when more than 430 members of the security forces have also been killed.
Turkish security officers have killed more than 4500 PKK terrorists since the launch of anti-terror operations on July 22, 2015, military sources said on May 11.
The number of killed terrorists include those killed in Turkey and also during the operations launched against the group in its northern Iraq camps.
The sources added that 695 were captured wounded, in addition to 716 others captured and 641 who surrendered to the security forces.
Ankara has reiterated its determined stance against PKK terror organization, vowing to continue operations until all the terror threats are cleared off.
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