Turkish PM ruled out amnesty for PKK members

Photo: Turkish PM ruled out amnesty for PKK members / Turkey

Azerbaijan, Baku, Mar. 4 /Trend/

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has ruled out a general amnesty for Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) members in connection with the resumption of talks between Turkish security forces and jailed Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan, AA reported.

"Amnesty can not be discussed. We do not intend to forgive the killers of children. This is a lie, do not believe rumors. As long as my party (Justice and Development Party, AKP) is in power, the amnesty will not be discussed", Erdogan said.

Erdogan made this remarks amid reports that the Turkish secret service has started a new round of talks with jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan.

The PKK leader has been serving a life sentence at a Imrali prison on an island off Istanbul since his capture in 1999.

In December 2012, the Turkish National Intelligence Organization started negotiations with the PKK with an ultimate goal of disarming the movement.


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