Two YPG/PKK terrorists have surrendered to Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey, according to the country's National Defense Ministry.
In a statement, the ministry said on Sunday that the terrorists fled the terror group's hidden shelters in Syria, before crossing a border post into the Suruc district in Şanlıurfa. It added that similar escapes from the terrorist organization have been commonplace recently.
Turkish security forces regularly conduct counterterrorism operations in the eastern and southeastern provinces of Turkey, where the PKK has attempted to establish a strong presence. The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) also carries out cross-border operations in northern Iraq where PKK terrorists have hideouts and bases that they often use as a springboard to carry out attacks on Turkey.
Thanks to these operations, many terrorists have since surrendered to Turkish security forces. Last week, five PKK terrorists surrendered to security forces in southeastern Turkey, according to the Defense Ministry.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and EU, has been responsible for the deaths of 40,000 people, including women, children and infants. The YPG is the PKK's Syrian offshoot.
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