Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that the country would continue the fight against terrorism until every last terrorist has been eliminated.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said PKK terrorists would "pay for the massacre" of a Turkish soldier's baby and his wife who were killed by a roadside bomb planted by PKK terrorists.
Nurcan Karakaya, the wife of a soldier, and her 11-month-old baby boy Bedirhan Mustafa Karakaya were killed on Tuesday when a roadside bomb planted by PKK terrorists exploded in southeastern Turkey's Yuksekova district.
Nurcan died on the spot, while the 11-month-old succumbed to his wounds at the Yuksekova Public Hospital.
"They [PKK terror group] will pay for the massacre," Erdogan said at the funeral service in Sarkisla district in central Sivas province.
The president conveyed his condolences to Karakaya's husband and family members at the cemetery.
Fight against terrorism
Erdogan reiterated his firm stance in the fight against terrorism, saying, "the fight against terrorism will last until the last terrorist."
"No one has the right to disturb the peace of this nation," he added.
Speaking about the implementation of a death penalty law, the president said he would approve it if it passes in the parliament.
"The whole point [of death penalty law] is that when it comes to the parliament, there is no such thing as disapproving; I will approve it when it passes the parliament," he said.
Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Social Services and Family Minister Zehra Zumrut Selcuk also attended the funeral ceremony.
The PKK – listed as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, the US and the EU – has been responsible for the death of some 40,000 people in its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey.