Deputy PM Akdogan says PKK equals ‘death’

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan says PKK terror organisation is 'equal to death'

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Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalcin Akdogan.

Updated Jan 21, 2016

Turkish Deputy Prime Minister, Yalcin Akdogan, said during an interview with Anadolu Agency on Wednesday that PKK terror organisation is “equal to death.”

Yalcin said that Turkish citizens see their government buildings, schools and hospitals while on the other side PKK is bombing and destroying them.

Yalcin said that “Turkish citizens see their government build schools and hospitals and embrace the country, and on the other hand a [PKK} terrorist organisation that bombs schools, burns elementary schools, spraying hospitals with bullets and burning them down, enabling the disturbance of the country’s lifestyle.”

And added that “PKK [terrorist organisation] is equal to death and the state is equal to hope and a humanist life.”

Yalcın stated that the local’s don’t fall for the PKK terrorist organisation’s tricks and that the PKK is only after its own organisational objectives and targets.

“PKK [terrorist organisation] made people's life unbearable in the region... Our citizens are aware of this and have fizzled out all traps by terrorists”

He also added that the government has no intention to speak with PKK terrorists or its leader, Abdullah Ocalan, who has been jailed since 1999.

The PKK is considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the United States and the European Union.

Meanwhile, Akdogan also touched on another issue, DAESH terrorist organisation, and said that several countries have come together in the region in their political power struggle, under the mask of fighting against the terrorist organisation.

“DAESH is like a monkey wrench that can open any door. It has turned into an instrument that is used in forming domestic politics and rearranging boundaries,” he said.

TRTWorld and agencies