Turkey’s goal is to eradicate PKK - Erdogan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 1
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkey’s goal is to eradicate the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist group not only in its territory, but also in Iraq, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Turkish media reported Oct. 1.
He also noted that the Turkish Armed Forces cleared a number of settlements in northern Iraq from the PKK.
“We won’t allow the creation and strengthening of terrorist structures at our borders,” said Erdogan.
He also noted that the PKK is a real threat to Turkey’s national security.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted more than 25 years, claiming more than 40,000 lives. The PKK is recognized as a terrorist organization by the UN and the EU.
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