PKK militants should leave Turkey’s territory, PM says
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 14
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
All the militants of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) have to leave the territory of Turkey, the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, TRT Haber news channel reported Feb. 14.
He said Turkey made the democratic solution to the Kurdish problem one of its priorities, but, there are forces in the country and abroad that don't want this problem to be solved.
The prime minister said Ankara will not allow provocations that could prevent a democratic solution to the Kurdish problem.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which has continued for more than 25 years, put an end to lives of over 40,000 people. The UN and the EU consider the PKK a terrorist organization.
The process of a democratic settlement of the Kurdish problem in Turkey kicked off in 2009, following which a part of the PKK militants left the country's territory and moved to neighboring Iraq.
Edited by SI