Turkey to render financial aid to families affected by terror acts
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 4
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey will provide financial assistance to the families affected by the actions of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) terrorists in the south-eastern province of Sirnak, said Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during his visit to that province, TRT Haber news channel reported March 4.
Davutoglu said the government will also allocate money for the repair of houses and apartments that were damaged as a result of the PKK's actions.
But he didn't elaborate on the amount that the government will pay for this purpose.
The PKK has in recent months become active in the south-east of Turkey, and its attacks on military units and police stations have increased.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives.
The PKK is listed as a terrorist group by the UN and the European Union.
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