Thirty-five terrorists have been killed in the latest anti-terrorism operations in southeastern Turkey and in northern Iraq, the Turkish army said Sunday.
In a statement on its website, the Turkish General Staff gave details on its anti-terror operations Friday and Saturday.
According to the statement, Turkish security forces killed 18 PKK terrorists Friday in the Qandil Mountains, which the terrorist organization uses as a base.
On Saturday, eight PKK terrorists were killed in Turkey's southeastern province of Sirnak, three others in the town of Yuksekova of Hakkari province, four in the town of Sarikamis in Kars province and two in the town of Nusaybin of Mardin province.
The Turkish army said the bodies of two terrorists who were killed in previous operations were also recovered in Mardin on Saturday.
The number of terrorists killed in operations since late 2015 in the town of Nusaybin thus rose to 373, and 369 in Sirnak province.
Moreover, five terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces Saturday in the town of Silopi of the southeastern Sirnak province, the army said.
Turkish security forces destroyed numerous explosives in Sirnak, Uludere, Nusaybin, the statement added.
Turkish forces apprehended one terrorist in Sirnak and three others who were wanted for "aiding and abetting a terrorist organization" in the town of Dargecit town in Mardin, the statement added.
The PKK - listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S., and the EU - resumed its 30-year armed campaign against the Turkish state in July 2015.
Since then, more than 440 members of the security forces, including troops, police officers, and village guards, have been martyred, and over 4,500 PKK terrorists killed in operations across Turkey and northern Iraq.