Terrorists will pay the price, PM Yıldırım says
ANKARATerrorist organizations will be erased from Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on April 7 at an opening ceremony in the southeastern province of Şırnak.
“Who has been harmed by the PKK [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] the most until today? It was you. It was Şırnak, Cizre, İdil and Silopi. They had dug trenches, burned down buildings, laid explosives, and martyred our police and our soldiers. These traitors will pay the price,” Yıldırım said.
Following an 82-day long curfew, which was first imposed on March 14, 2016, many districts of Şırnak were destroyed due to the clashes between security forces and the PKK militants.
Slamming the Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) for “acting along the PKK during the clashes,” Yıldırım said the criticisms from European countries and institutions were biased.
“Now these HDP members go to Europe and complain about Turkey. They don’t mention terror, the pits and their politics of ditches. They say that the state had burned Cizre and Şırnak. The Netherlands, Switzerland or Austria may act as if they have believed it, but my citizens in Şırnak; Kurds, Arabs and Zazas know who did what,” he said.
“We have halted this atrocity and their terror politics,” he said.
Yıldırım said that the destroyed districts will be renewed by the state.
“We will reconstruct all the buildings that were destructed in the most beautiful way,” he added.
“Today we are launching 84 constructions which will cost 670 million Turkish Liras. And the total cost of the construction is going to cost 2.7 billion liras,” he added.