At least two terrorists were neutralized as part of a domestic anti-terror operation in southeastern Turkey, the Interior Ministry said on Monday.

In a statement, the ministry said the terrorists were neutralized by gendarmerie forces and their weapons were seized during Operation Eren-13 in Sirnak-Mt. Judi region.

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

Though the terrorists' affiliation was not specified, the PKK terror group has been active in eastern and southeastern Turkey.

Operation Eren, named after Eren Bulbul, a 15-year-old killed by the terrorist PKK on Aug. 11, 2017, began in January with the aim of completely eliminating terrorism in the country.

In its more than 35-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK – listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and the EU – has been responsible for the deaths of over 40,000 people, including women, children, and infants.