Azerbaijan, Baku, March 21 / Trend /
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that peace with Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants will benefit the entire region, TRT Turk reported.
"Today's rally in Diyarbakir can be considered as a good signal. But the fact that the participants did not bring any flag of Turkey, contrary to the spirit of this meeting," - said Erdogan.
On Thursday, at a demonstration in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan's appeal was read, in which he called on members of the group to stop confrontations with Turkish authorities, withdraw militant groups from the country and begin peace negotiations for the settlement of the protracted conflict
According to Erdogan, he waits for positive results. "It is obvious that the rebels have to lay down weapons and leave the territory of Turkey. We appreciate this rally, but it all depends on next steps. We believe that if there will be positive changes, then it will benefit the entire region," - said Erdogan .
Erdogan also said that Turkey's army will cease to fight against the PKK after they lay down weapons.
The PKK, which was created by Ocalan, has violently fought for the creation of an indepen