PKK militants continue leaving Turkish territory
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 June / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
The militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) continue leaving the territory of Turkey, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said, Anadolu agency reported on Thursday.
According to Deputy Prime Minister, some media outlets often report that the PKK members have almost completely left the territory of Turkey, but this information is wrong.
Bozdag said that at present, the PKK members continue leaving Turkey, but it is impossible to stress the exact percentage.
PKK militants began leaving the Turkish territory on May 8.
Imprisoned PKK leader Abdullah Ojalan previously called on members of the organization to lay down arms and leave the country.
Turkish authorities promised to create the conditions for PKK militants who laid down their weapons to freely leave the country.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK over an independent Kurdish state has lasted for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the European Union.