Turkish jets ‘neutralize’ 12 PKK terrorists in N. Iraq
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 21
Turkish jets “neutralized” 12 armed PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the military said on March 21.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
The terrorists, who were plotting an attack, were neutralized in Hakurk region on Tuesday, Turkish General Staff said in a statement.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for more than 30 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The UN and the European Union list the PKK as a terrorist organization.