Azerbaijan , Baku, Oct. 10 / Trend E.Kosolapova /
Turkish authorities within the framework of cooperation with the U.S. and Iraq on fight against terrorism, has begun evacuation of Kurdish Separatists Camps of Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the newspaper Vatan reported.
According to the plan, 8 camps with 11,000 residents will be evacuated. Ninety percent of all residents are Turkish citizens.
T he evacuation will be carried out in cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Kurdish regional administration in Iraq. The evacuation should be completed until the end of this year.
Residents of the camps will be returned to their homeland, where they will be provided with all necessary social facilities.
Kurdistan Workers Party was set up at the end of the 1970s with the support of the Soviet Union. Despite the fact that originally it was known as a political party, since 1980s PKK members completed terrorist acts in the territory of Turkey against innocent civilians and military targets. Many countries see PKK as a terrorist organization. Its basic purpose is to create an independent Kurdish state on the southeast of Turkey, where Kurds predominantly live.
Candy Mountain on the north of Iraq, where the Turkish Armed Forces carry out operations to destruct terrorists, is the center of their activity.
In 1988 separative ideas appeared among the Kurdish population in the Iraqi Halabja city. For suppression of this, the then President Saddam Hussein used a chemical weapon against the population of Halabja, as a result of which about 1mln of citizens died.