Security forces ‘neutralize’ 6 militants in Tunceli

Security forces ‘neutralize’ 6 militants in Tunceli

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
Security forces ‘neutralize’ 6 militants in Tunceli

At least six militants have been “neutralized” during an operation in Turkey’s eastern Tunceli province, according to the Interior Ministry’s statement on Aug. 6.

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

In a statement, the Interior Ministry said the provincial gendarmerie unit had launched an anti-terror operation in the rural Ovacık district and “neutralized” six militants.

One of the militants, İlker Tezer, known as the so-called representative of the outlawed far-left group Turkish Communist Party/Marxist-Leninist - Liberation Army of the Workers and Peasants of Turkey (TKP/ML-TİKKO) in Ovacık, was also among those “neutralized.”

Tezer was mentioned in the orange category of the Interior Ministry’s list of wanted terrorists.

The wanted list is divided into five color-coded categories, with red as the most wanted followed by blue, green, orange, and gray.