Nearly 250 PKK fighters surrendered to Turkish forces since July
Turkish soldiers patrol on the Turkish-Syrian border on November 11, 2012. (AFP/File)
Some 240 members of the Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) have surrendered to Turkish security forces in the past month, according to the Turkish security forces.
Turkey has been carrying out operations against the PKK -- considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the EU and US -- inside and outside Turkey since July 24.
Since July 24, around 1,600 people have been arrested in the wave of counter-terrorism raids amid a spike in attacks targeting security officers after the July 20 deadly suicide bombing in southeastern Suruc district that killed 34. The suicide bombing was blamed on Daesh.
Police have been carrying out nationwide operations to apprehend suspected militants of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Daesh, and the far-left Revolutionary People's Liberation Party-Front (DHKP-C) -- all three groups are designated as terrorist groups in Turkey.