INFOGRAPHIC – YPG/PKK suffers heavy blow this month in Turkey, abroad


A total of 1,285 YPG/PKK terrorists in Turkey and abroad were neutralized in April including senior figures of terror groups, according to data compiled by Anadolu Agency.

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

From April 1-30, 15 security personnel and one civilian were martyred in terror attacks.

In the same period, 210 terror suspects were arrested as part of operations against PKK in Turkish cities. Of them 80 were remanded in custody.

So-called senior figures of the terror group were also neutralized in eastern, southern and southeastern Turkey during the operations.

Medeni Sayilgan, Seyithan Sinet and Yusuf Sek who were on the "red list”, Eyup Celik on "green list", Osman Ozel on the "blue list", Mehmet Reber Cetin and Masallah Malazgirt on the "grey list” were neutralized.

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

Operation Olive Branch, which was launched by Turkey on Jan. 20 to clear YPG/PKK-Daesh terrorists from Afrin in northwestern Syria is also ongoing.

In April, 1,029 terrorists were neutralized as part of the operation.

Turkish army provides the necessary support to provide humanitarian aid to residents and return normalcy to the area.

In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people, including those of women and children.

The PYD/YPG are Syrian branches of the terrorist PKK and the focus of Turkey's successful counter-terrorist Operation Olive Branch in Afrin, Syria, near the border with Turkey.


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