Turkish security forces ‘neutralize’ four terrorists

'neutralized' four as part of domestic , the country's Interior Ministry said Thursday.

"Two terrorists in the rural Ömeryan region in the town of Nusaybin in southeastern province and two terrorists in Adaklı in eastern province were neutralized by the provincial gendarmerie command in an air operation," the ministry said in a statement.

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

The operation against the terrorists is ongoing in the area.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK -- listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union -- has been responsible for the deaths of nearly 40,000 people, including women and children.

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