Five of the 34 suspected PKK terrorists who surrendered to security forces at the Habur border gate were released after their trial at court. Security forces had released 29 of them earlier. Thus, all the 34 PKK members that surrendered to security forces were released.

The group, consisting of 34 PKK members, surrendered at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq on Monday. The surrender came as a result of Turkish government's efforts to launch a "democratic initiative", which is expected to be unveiled soon.

Eight of the group members came from Mount Qandil where the PKK has a camp, and the rest came from Mahmour, a refugee camp in the north of Iraq.

A large group of lawyers from the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir, Mardin and Sirnak also had come to Habur to defend PKK members.