SİİRT - Doğan News Agency
Children surround premier Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during his visit to a school in the southeastern province of Siirt. Erdoğan opened some facilities there. AA photo
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
has said his government is struggling with extremists as they conduct the ongoing peace process, and he would do anything to resolve the issue, including drinking hemlock poison.
“To spite the ones in Ankara
who are trying to block our way for a solution [to the Kurdish issue], who are making policy over young people’s blood, we set our hearts to solving this issue,” Erdoğan said, speaking to a stadium crowd in the southeastern province of Siirt as part of International Women’s Day events, calling on mothers to solve the issue.
“It is important for us to end your tears. We set our hearts to solving this issue. Be with us on this way,” he said.
Erdoğan said terrorism has forced Turkey to pay a large price and has not left behind anything but blood. “Terror only left collapsed families and orphans behind for 30 years,” he added. “Please make your voices heard to this organization that arms your children and turns them into robots and sends them to die and kill.” The prime minister also asked women to increase their involvement in politics.
“Talk politics now, with your compassions set your hearts to solving this issue,” he said.
Erdoğan also said there was no power on earth that could split Turkey apart. “We will never let anyone perform an operation [to change] our structure. We will walk through the future as we are now, We are all one nation and one flag suits one nation.”