Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
Hulusi Akar's remarks came when he visited military brigades stationed on the border with Syria.
Turkish Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, Land Forces Commander Umit Dundar, Air Forces Commander Hasan Kucukakyuz and Naval Forces Commander Adnan Ozbal also accompanied Akar.
The minister said the Turkish airstrikes also destroyed 922 targets which include ammunition depots and shelters used by the terrorists.
Following his visit to border military brigades, Akar held a telephone conversation with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
You made history in Syria's Jarablus and Afrin cities and I know this process will continue like this after that, Erdogan said during the phone call.