The Turkish armed forces and National Intelligence Organization (MIT) on Friday neutralized the PKK terrorist who was behind the killing of a Turkish diplomat in northern Iraq last week, according to state-run Anadolu Agancy.
According to security sources, the operation against terrorist Erdogan Unal — codenamed Dogan Nurhak — was held on Wednesday on Mount Qandil, northern Iraq.
Unal was found to be one of the five members of the terror group’s so-called intelligence council, which is directly linked to its so-called executive council.
He joined the organization in 1990, and was caught and imprisoned between 1994 and 1998.
Last week, Osman Kose, who was serving at Turkey’s Consulate General in Erbil, was assassinated in an armed attack at a restaurant. Apart from the diplomat, two Iraqi nationals sitting at the next table were also killed.
Turkish authorities often use “neutralized” in statements to imply terrorists in question surrendered, were killed or captured.