6 PKK terrorists surrender to Turkish security forces

Six PKK terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in southeastern province of Şırnak, the military said on Thursday.

The terrorists surrendered while escaping from a PKK camp in Silopi district bordering Iraq, according to a statement from the Turkish General Staff.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey as well as the U.S. and EU. In its terror campaign against Turkey, which has lasted for more than three decades, over 40,000 people have been killed.

Since the group resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, more than 1,200 people, including security forces personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.