Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
One of the main priorities for Turkey is the fight against the PKK terrorist organization, Turkish president's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said on Friday, Turkish media reports.
The PKK poses a serious threat to Turkey, and despite the calls of a number of countries to weaken the fight against the PKK, this is not acceptable for Ankara, according to the press secretary.
He noted that the Turkish government has no new program in its plans to continue the process of democratic solution of the Kurdish problem.
The process of democratic solution of the Kurdish problem in Turkey began in 2009, after which a part of the PKK militants left Turkey, moving into Iraq.
On July 28, 2015, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the process of democratic solution of the Kurdish problem can no longer be continued. According to the head of state, the government cannot conduct a dialogue with those who support terrorists.
The democratic solution of the Kurdish problem was important for Turkey, but unfortunately, some terrorist groups took advantage of this process, according to the president.
The democratic solution of the Kurdish problem included the process of withdrawal of PKK militants from Turkey.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has lasted for more than 25 years, claiming more than 40,000 lives. The UN and the EU list the PKK as a terrorist organization.
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