By Mumin Altas
ANKARA (AA) - Fifteen terrorists were "neutralized" during operations held against PKK targets in Turkey’s southeastern Hakkari province, the military said on Sunday.
The military often uses the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question were either killed or captured.
In a statement, the General Staff said one soldier was also martyred during the operations held against PKK targets located in Hakkari's Semdinli district near northern Iraq's border.
Air strikes on PKK targets in southeast Turkey and northern Iraq, where the terror group has its main base in the Qandil region near the Iranian border, have been carried out regularly since July 2015, when the PKK resumed its armed campaign.
The PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the EU and the U.S. -- has killed more than 1,200 Turkish security personnel and civilians since July 2015.