By Burak Bir
ANKARA (AA) - Five PKK terrorists surrendered Wednesday to Turkish security forces, according to the National Defense Ministry.
"Five PKK terrorists who escaped from the shelter areas in northern Iraq surrendered to our security forces in Silopi,” a district in Turkey’s southeastern Sirnak province, the ministry said on Twitter.
It noted that PKK terrorists continue to surrender as a result of decisive operations of the Turkish Armed Forces.
PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terrorist attacks on Turkey.
In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.