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Turkish PM vows to end PKK activity in Turkey

End of PKK activity in Turkey 'near', premier says
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim has vowed, during the evaluation meeting on public security and fighting terrorism in the General Command of Gendarmerie, to get rid of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK ) organization, Yeni Safak newspaper reported on Friday.

“We can easily say this: There is no possibility for the PKK terrorist organization to recover. The end of the terrorist organization's activities inside Turkey is very near,” said Yildirim.

The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the US, and EU.

In its more than three-decade terror campaign against Turkey, more than 40,000 people, including women and children have been killed.

Since the group resumed its armed campaign in July 2015, more than 1,200 people, including security force personnel and civilians, have lost their lives.

“We sent back over 50,000 foreign fighters trying to enter our country. We captured over 5,000 ISIS terrorists,” he said.

“Security forces stationed across the nation are conducting operations to destroy all threats,” he added.

He also acknowledged that some innocent people could get defamed by the PKK.

"Unfortunately, since the organization PKK does not have any sacred values, it can defame innocent people as group members. We are aware of this."

He said the Turkish security forces’ fight against PKK terrorism last year had turned into an "epic" struggle.
Last Modified: Friday، 01 December 2017 03:06 PM