ANKARA (KDN) – Ankara will no longer engage in contact with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and will instead “liquidate” all PKK militants through ongoing security operations, Turkey’s radical Islamist dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
“We know that the only goal of the separatist terror organization is to fulfil the duty it has been tasked with by its master and completing the contract it has been given,” Erdoğan said on Jan. 20.
“So in the coming period, neither the separatist terror organization, nor the party under its control, nor other structures will ever be accepted as counterpart. That affair is over,” he added, addressing a large group of neighborhood and village heads (muhtars) at a regular meeting at his presidential palace in Ankara.
“Their organization, deputies and municipalities will answer to the judiciary for what they have done. We will put the region back on its feet again, along with our nation. We will sit with our nation and our citizens after our security forces have entirely liquidated terrorists in the region and we will decide what is to be done for a radical solution to this issue. We will implement this,” Erdoğan said, referring to Turkey’s predominantly Kurdish-populated southeast, where the security forces have been waging a relentless campaign to crush PKK militants.
A series of judicial investigations have recently been launched against executives of the pr-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), which dictator Erdoğan and his ruling AKP party frequently accuse of having organic links with the PKK.
Dictator Erdoğan and his radical Islamist government accuse Kurdish municipalities in Kurdistan of acting as “logistical centers” for the PKK by using public resources to dig ditches and build barricades against security forces. They also often suggest that the PKK works as a “subcontractor” for various shady foreign powers.
Turkey is the leading source of the terror in Syria and Iraq analysts say. it has been a safe heaven for ISIS and Nusra front for more than four years.
Many western leaders also believe Erdogan and his AKP government are behind the refugee influx into Europe and terror attacks in Paris and elsewhere.
Turkey has killed around 300 Kurdish civilians during its operations against Kurdish towns and cities and it has been shelling Kurdish region of Syria since the fall of Tel Abyad to Kurdish forces.