Turkish security forces “neutralized” two PKK terrorists in the southeastern provinces of Sirnak and Diyarbakir, the country’s interior minister, Ali Yerlikaya, announced today, reports Anadolu.
Yerlikaya said the two terrorists were involved in terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of 9 security personnel and wounding of 21 others.
Ercan Serhat, codenamed Reis Gulturan, was in the red category of Turkey’s wanted terrorist list. He was captured alive with his gun, Yerlikaya wrote in X.
The wanted list is divided into 5 color-coded categories, with red being the most wanted, followed by blue, green, orange, and gray. Serhat planned 7 terrorist attacks in Sirnak between 2016 and 2022, according to Minister Yerlikaya.
The other terrorist, Habib Karakoc, had a gray category arrest warrant. Known by the code name Agit Berxwedan, he was involved in six terrorist attacks in Diyarbakir and the eastern province of Mus.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralization” to imply that the terrorists in question have surrendered, been killed or captured.
In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK, listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US and the EU, has been responsible for the deaths of more than 40,000 people, including women, children and babies.
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