Turkish security forces neutralise a total of 42 terrorists last week as all necessary measures are being taken to maintain security and stability in operation zones.
Türkiye has “neutralised” 1,271 YPG/PKK terrorists since the beginning of this year, including those hiding out across the border in Iraq and northern Syria, the National Defence Ministry has said.
“A total of 42 terrorists were neutralised last week,” a National Defense Ministry official told reporters at a briefing in the capital Ankara on Thursday.
Turkish authorities use the term “neutralise” to imply that the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.
“Efforts continue to establish stability in Syria as soon as possible, enabling the safe return of Syrians to a normalised environment,” the official said, referring to Türkiye’s efforts in northern Syria to prevent the formation of a terror corridor, protecting Türkiye’s border and ensuring the safety of local Syrians.
All necessary measures are being taken to maintain security and stability in operation zones, and terrorist attacks are being met with proportional responses, the official added.