Turkish opposition urges for more decisive fight against PKK

Head of Turkey's opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Devlet Bahceli has called on the government for more decisive fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), TRT Haber TV channel reported Apr.5.

The opposition leader believes that within two days, Turkish government should evacuate the civilians from the cities where the PKK is active and carry out crushing strikes on these cities.

Earlier, Bahceli urged for restoring the death penalty for terrorists.

Head of the justice commission of Turkey's Grand National Assembly (parliament) Ahmet ?yimaya earlier said that Turkey's parliament may consider the restoration of death penalty.

Earlier, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that over 5,350 PKK members have been eliminated as a result of the operations against this terrorist group since July of 2015. He added that 355 Turkish servicemen were killed during these operations, which will continue until the complete destruction of the PKK.

The conflict between Turkey and the PKK, which demands the creation of an independent Kurdish state, has continued for over 25 years and has claimed more than 40,000 lives. The UN and the European Union listed the PKK as a terrorist organization.

Source: Trend

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