13 PKK members surrender to Turkish security forces

10:15, September 07, 2010      

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Thirteen members of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) who ran away from the PKK camps in Iraq surrendered to Turkish security forces on Monday, the semi- official Anatolia news agency reported.

The PKK rebels told the Turkish security forces at the Habur Border Gate close to Silopi town of south-eastern province of Sirnak that they want to make use of the "Repentance Law" in Turkey, said the report.

They are now being questioned by Turkish gendarmerie in Silopi, added the report.

Earlier on Monday, one PKK member was killed in clashes with Turkish security forces in Eruh town of south-eastern province of Siirt.

Established in 1978, PKK started its armed struggle in 1984 after a preparatory period of numerous murders and attacks, with the objective of the establishment, through armed struggle, of an independent Kurdistan within Turkey's borders.

Since 1984, PKK's activities resulted in the death of about 40, 000 Turkish citizens, among whom were innocent civilians, teachers and other public servants, many deliberately murdered, and large amount of economic loss.

Source: Xinhua

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