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The government will not conduct any negotiations with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told reporters today, adding that the PKK’s disarmament was the only way to end terror.
"Nobody can make terrorism an issue of negotiation," Erdoğan said. "We will end this, sooner or later. This is non-negotiable. There is only one thing to do: Terrorists need to lay down their arms." 

"Security forces will halt operations when the PKK lays down ams," Erdoğan added. "Security forces are not fans of operations either. They only conduct these operations when problems occur."
Earlier in the day, pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader Selahattin Demirtaş called on the PKK to lay down its arms and for an end to military operations.


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Rimon Tree

6/20/2012 8:48:48 AM

The esteemed PM is determined to sacrifice thousands of Turkish lives rather than abandon his arrogance and mulish dictator-like behaviour! He just cannot imagine and cannot stand it that something does not go according to his own stubborn wishes, we have seen that on many ocassions recently! How about growing up eventually?

Mortaza M

6/20/2012 5:43:55 AM

Funny. Isnt this what Syria is telling the rebels and Turkey is all mad about it?

Cagan cagan90

6/19/2012 8:24:49 PM

Turkish nation is a precious nation. We overcame many struggles in the past and we will overcome this one as well ! Long live Turkey and our soldiers with whom we are very proud !

dudu mohammed

6/19/2012 7:16:24 PM

thats well said erdogan terrorist must lay down weapon firist then negotiation
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