Turkey determined to continue fight against PKK

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Turkey will continue its fight against the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) with determination, an official statement said Wednesday.

The statement issued after the meeting of Turkey's National Security Council (MGK) said Turkey's struggle against the PKK would continue with the "good sense and support of our people."

The statement reminded the activities of terrorist organizations aiming to block the prosperity and the peace of the people in the region, underlining it shows the approach of the PKK to the people in southeastern Turkey.

"Allies and neighboring countries should take these into consideration seriously and with responsibility. They should not let the members of the terrorist organizations to be active in their countries and financial sources to the terrorist organization should be blocked," it said.

Listed as a terrorist organization by the Turkish government, the United States and the European Union, the PKK took up arms in 1984 in order to create an ethnic homeland in southeastern Turkey.

Some 40,000 people have been killed in conflicts involving the PKK in the past over two decades.

Turkey has recently intensified diplomatic efforts with Iraq and the United States to revive a trilateral action initiated this April to eliminate threat from the PKK, while the ruling Justice and Development Party has held talks with pro-Kurdish politicians and non-governmental organizations to boost its Kurdish initiative aimed at a non-military solution to the issue.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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