Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to lay down arms, Sabah newspaper wrote on Monday.
According to Erdogan, 2014 will be a year of political normalization and stability in Turkey.
It was reported earlier that militants of the terrorist Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) threaten a resumption of military operations in Turkey.
According to the TV channel, this statement was made by the head of PKK’s political wing Cemil Bayik.
The TV channel also reported that the terrorist organisation’s militants are ready to return to Turkey in the case of their demands not being fulfilled.
The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state has continued for over 25 years and claimed the lives of more than 40,000. The PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the UN and the European Union.
Earlier, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Beshir Atalay said the country will continue its efforts to ensure the withdrawal of PKK militants from Turkey.