Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has spoken
out against Diyarbakır police chief Recep Güven’s recent expression of sympathy
over the deaths of militants, saying the government does not weep for the
demise of “terrorists.”
“We do not cry for a terrorist who killed our sons and
died during these efforts,” Erdoğan said today. “We do not use such expressions
to please some people. Leave politics to
politicians. Everyone should do their job.”
Güven previously said that people who were not touched by the
death of a terrorist on the mountain were not human beings.
Güven also said he cried for the “lost sons” who went up to the mountains, according to Anatolian news agency.
could not offer him a normal life, and could not prevent him to be
terrorized,” Güven said.
“I get touched by every terrorist.
Tears and blood should not be Diyarbakır’s fate. This is a very
beautiful region with its history and people. It raised very kind
people, but now we are producing monsters, why? Due to the lack of
inspection, control and because we cannot reach our people and cannot
provide human-focused services, that’s all. We are all partly
responsible for a child’s going up to mountains. Why don’t I make
self-criticism?” he said.
Güven also said he would begin learning Kurdish to set an example to colleagues.