TURKEY

Senior PKK member captured alive in SE Turkey

At least 10 terrorists were "neutralized" in Turkey's southeastern Şırnak province on Wednesday, according to the local governor's office.

Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

According to a statement by the Şırnak governor's office, a so-called senior PKK terrorist was captured alive among the 10 terrorists "neutralized" in the region so far.

The captured terrorist was identified as Emrah Nayci, the terror group's so-called senior representative of Gabar, the statement said.

Operations in the area are ongoing, it added.

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 some 40,000 people, including women and children.

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