PM: Certain forces do not want strong Turkey in the region
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 30 /Trend R.Hafizoglu /
Certain forces do not want to see strong Turkey in the region, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with Kanal D TV channel on Saturday.
Leaving of the PKK (Kurdistan Workers Party) militants the country is the most important thing for Turkey, Erdogan said, answering a question of the TV channel.
On March 21, imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan called on the organisation members to lay down their weapons and leave the country.
Turkish authorities in turn promised all PKK militants that have laid down their weapons, a safe exit from the country.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK requiring creation of an independent Kurdish state, continues for more than 25 years, and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the UN and the European Union.