9 PKK terrorists surrender to security forces in southeast Turkey

7 August 2013 /TODAYSZAMAN.COM, İSTANBUL– A group of nine Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorists surrendered to Turkish security forces in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Şırnak on Wednesday.

The group had reportedly escaped the terrorist organization’s camps in northern Iraq and traveled to the Habur Border Gate near Silopi to surrender. All nine people were taken to the Silopi Police Department to be interrogated by counterterrorism units.Wednesday’s surrender runs contrary to the current trend, with some 2,000 people having reportedly joined the PKK over the past four months amidst the settlement process to end terrorism in Turkey. About 850 out of the 2,000 who have joined are university students. Most of them have been sent to northern Iraq, where PKK forces are based, through the southeastern Turkish provinces of Mardin and Şırnak.