Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.17/ Trend, R.Hafizoglu /
Some 500 militants have been neutralized in a month during military operations against the PKK, Anadolu agency quotes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying on Monday.
Erdogan said Turkey is ready to cease military operations if the PKK militants lay down their weapons.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK has lasted for over 25 years. The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by both the UN and the EU.