Turkey launches Operation Kıran-5 in SE to clear PKK from area
The statement said the operation will be carried out in the countryside of Diyarbakır, Bingöl and Muş provinces to neutralize terrorists in the region.
Meanwhile, Turkish forces neutralized four PKK terrorists in air-backed operations in northern Iraq, the Defense Ministry said.
The operation in Metina region will continue, the ministry said in a tweet.
Over 400 PKK terrorists were "neutralized" in northern Iraq over the past four months, according to the ministry.
Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured.