PM Yıldırım: Terrorists will not succeed

PM Yıldırım: Terrorists will not succeed

PM Yıldırım: Terrorists will not succeed

Prime Mnister Bian Ali Yıldırım speaks at a cerempny in Diyarbakır. AA photo

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said his government will never give up to terrorism.

"The PKK [Kurdistan Workers' Party] terrorists don't have any concern about Kurdish issues. Everyone should know that we can divide roads or our bread, but we will never and ever let anyone divide the country," Yıldırım said on May 28 PM at a ceremony during his visit to the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

"Terrorists will not be successful. They may make a bomb or slaughter civilians. But they will not accomplish anything," said the prime minister, referring to the Dürümlü attack by the PKK that killed 16 people in a bombing on May 12.

Speaking after Yıldırım at the same ceremony, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that the PKK militants “do not have any other choice but to lay down arms.”

“It's will not be enough to lay down weapons. If they do this, they will give coordinates of places where they bury and cement their weapons. If not? They will then have to leave this country,” Erdoğan said.

He also criticized People's Democracy Party (HDP).

“The political party, backed by PKK, is in Parliament to serve as mouthpiece of PKK. They are trying to escape abroad,” he added.