Turkey ‘neutralises’ 112 PKK militants in a week

The Turkish Interior Ministry said Turkey had "neutralised" 112 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) during military operations in the last week, state-run Anadolu news agency reported.

The Turkish government and military commonly use the term "neutralise" to mean killing or capturing enemy soldiers. 

The fighters were neutralised as part of operations targeting PKK camps in Turkey since Apr. 15, Anadolu said.

Nearly 6,000 anti-terror operations are planned to be conducted until Oct. 1 in rural areas and cities.

Hostilities between Turkey and the PKK resumed in July 2015, after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling party lost its legislative majority in a general election and a ceasefire broke down.

Since then, over 1,200 security personnel and civilians were killed in the fight between the Turkish state and the PKK.