Two PKK terrorists sought by Turkey were recently identified as fighters in a statement released by the YPG, the military wing of the PYD, which is the Syrian affiliate of the PKK terrorist organization operating across Syria.
The YPG statement listed Vahdettin Uyanık and Şerifa Naşa, among 22 YPG members who were recently killed in clashes across Syria, a country torn by a brutal civil war which broke out in 2011 and has claimed more than 450,000 lives.
Sources close to Turkish intelligence services indicate that Turkish Ministry of Interior issued international arrest warrants for both terrorists, offering 300,000 Turkish liras ($97,000) for each.
The YPG is the military branch of the PYD, which is the Syrian offshoot of the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and EU. PKK resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015. Ever since, PKK terrorist attacks have killed more than 600 security personnel and claimed the lives of many civilians, including women and children, while more than 7,000 PKK terrorists were killed in counter-terror operations.
Meanwhile, Turkish media outlets reported on Tuesday that an aerial attack performed by unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) some two weeks ago has killed Ahmet İpek, also known by his code name Çekdar Zinar. Nine PKK terrorists were reportedly killed in the strike which took place in Dağlıca, a district located in southeastern Hakkari province.
İpek was responsible for the murder of eight members of Turkish security forces in twelve different attacks. The Turkish state offered TL 1 million ($323,000) for the capture of Ahmet İpek.